Eli Sanchez commented on VIDEO / AUDIO: Maya Arce, et al v. John Huppenthal - January 12, 2015 2015-01-22 18:08:20 -0800After viewing this hearing a few times I can understand the lack of knowledge in our fellow Americans. Chicanos are the Mexicans who became US citizens on the same piece of land. You can paint the house a different color but it is still the home you had. Ethnic Studies needs to be taught.
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ETHNIC STUDIES NOW!
We, the undersigned, support the effort to make the successful completion of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course a high school graduation requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
According to the data from the California Department of Education, LAUSD only offers Ethnic Studies courses at 19 out of 94 of its senior high schools. Because of this limited access, only 691 out of a total of 152,507 high school students in LAUSD are taking Ethnic Studies courses, despite the fact that over 90% of LAUSD is comprised of students of color whose shared experiences are marginalized and forgotten in the mainstream curriculum.
It is time that all LAUSD students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that speak to students who have felt invisible and marginalized, to inspire and motivate them in their education, so that they learn their own history, engage actively in their own learning, and connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Research has shown that a well-developed and well-thought-out Ethnic Studies curriculum has positive academic outcomes for students.