Ventura County

ETHNIC STUDIES NOW VENTURA COUNTY!

We, the undersigned, support the creation of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement in each of the school districts in Ventura County.

Ethnic Studies benefits all students by providing a complex, rich, and critical history of the United States. Given the multitude of issues facing our county, it is important to prepare our students to be global citizens with the knowledge of and the appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures and histories.

Using demographic data provided for the Oxnard Union High School District 2012 – 2013 School Accountability Report Card, on average, Chicana/o-Latina/o students comprise over 75% of the all the high schools in the Oxnard Union High School District. These numbers are an example of the diversity that is present county-wide.

Currently, there are no formally established Ethnic Studies programs, in which all students have access, in any high school district in Ventura County. Research demonstrates that Ethnic Studies curriculum can help close the achievement gap, reduce student truancy, increase student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and increase graduation rates.

Further, we advocate for the establishment of Ethnic Studies curriculum at all levels, high school, secondary, and elementary. It is time that all Ventura County students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that inspire and motivate young people to connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Several high school districts throughout the state are implementing Ethnic Studies programs, including the largest district in CA, Los Angeles Unified High School District. Ventura County has the opportunity to be at the forefront of this state-wide educational movement.

Who's signing

Miriam Ramirez
Patrisia Saenz
Cristina Padilla
Brianna Manzano
Delilah Cervantes
daisey Valadez
Anaisabel Macias
Gina Martinez
Lisset Ame
Alexxa Esparza
Bryan Ruiz
Elena Friguero
conner schwab
victoria christensen
celina escobedo
Monica Rivas
Chelsey Preston
Adrian Colleja
Laura Garcia
adriana castro
Diana Martinez
Karmen Vasquez
Itzel Alarcon
Diana Miramontes
Leslie Lopez
Valeria Perez
Yvette Perales
Miguel Avalos
Anabel Outiveros
Gensis Fabian
612 SIGNATURES
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Will you sign?

  • Miriam Ramirez
    signed 2016-04-30 18:40:34 -0700
  • Patrisia Saenz
    signed 2016-04-30 18:39:18 -0700
  • Cristina Padilla
    signed 2016-04-30 18:38:19 -0700
  • Brianna Manzano
    signed 2016-04-30 18:37:39 -0700
  • Delilah Cervantes
    signed 2016-04-30 18:36:20 -0700
  • daisey Valadez
    signed 2016-04-30 18:35:17 -0700
  • Anaisabel Macias
    signed 2016-04-30 18:31:59 -0700
  • Gina Martinez
    signed 2016-04-30 18:30:13 -0700
  • Lisset Ame
    signed 2016-04-30 18:28:46 -0700
  • Alexxa Esparza
    signed 2016-04-30 18:26:30 -0700
  • Bryan Ruiz
    signed 2016-04-30 18:24:53 -0700
  • Elena Friguero
    signed 2016-04-30 18:23:54 -0700
  • conner schwab
    signed 2016-04-30 18:22:43 -0700
  • victoria christensen
    signed 2016-04-30 18:21:46 -0700
  • celina escobedo
    signed 2016-04-30 18:20:04 -0700
  • Monica Rivas
    signed 2016-04-30 18:19:04 -0700
  • Chelsey Preston
    signed 2016-04-30 18:16:03 -0700
  • Adrian Colleja
    signed 2016-04-30 18:12:45 -0700
  • Laura Garcia
    signed 2016-04-30 18:10:50 -0700
  • adriana castro
    signed 2016-04-30 18:09:40 -0700
  • Diana Martinez
    signed 2016-04-30 18:06:22 -0700
  • Karmen Vasquez
    signed 2016-04-30 18:04:50 -0700
  • Itzel Alarcon
    signed 2016-04-30 18:03:58 -0700
  • Diana Miramontes
    signed 2016-04-30 17:58:42 -0700
  • Leslie Lopez
    signed 2016-04-30 17:57:33 -0700
  • Valeria Perez
    signed 2016-04-30 17:55:35 -0700
  • Yvette Perales
    signed 2016-04-30 17:54:45 -0700
  • Miguel Avalos
    signed 2016-04-30 17:53:31 -0700
  • Anabel Outiveros
    signed 2016-04-30 17:52:02 -0700
  • Gensis Fabian
    signed 2016-04-30 17:50:56 -0700

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