Racquel Sanchez signed AB 331 Petition 2019-03-05 09:05:17 -0800Racquel Sanchez
AB 331 Petition
I support AB 331 which will add a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024.
California has one of the largest and most diverse student populations in the nation. Ethnic minorities account for over 71 percent of the student population, with more than 90 languages spoken in District schools.
Given California’s annual increase in diversity, it is important that students build knowledge of the various racial and ethnic groups in our state. Incorporating ethnic studies courses into standard high school curriculum is a means to accomplish this. Ethnic studies, promotes respect and understanding among races, supports student success and teaches critical thinking skills. Additionally the course provides students with the opportunity to learn about their respective culture in the context of California’s history.
Requiring ethnic studies to be taught in high schools is an integral part of cultivating a classroom environment that is accepting of diversity. It is vital for young people to learn about their history, it is also important for them to feel like they can contribute to their communities in positive ways. AB 331 will help close the achievement gap by reducing student truancy and student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and better prepare Californian youth to be college prepared and career ready.1,268 signaturesAdd signature
Racquel Sanchez signed PETITION SFSU College Of Ethnic Studies via Emma Gat 2016-02-24 09:12:22 -0800To both, President Leslie E. Wong and Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser I would like to start off by saying coming to San Francisco State University has definetly always been a dream of mine. And after only taking taking a couple of LTNS classes here at SFSU I can honestly say it has made a big impact on my life, and has helped me realize I have a passion for wanting to educate not only history but Latin American history in high schools and help inspire them to attend college as well. By cutting the budget and essentially wiping out the ethnic studies department – something that was caught so hard for! – will impact and postpone my plans for graduating. And we really don’t need to be painting the science building all white. So boring and robotic, instead invess that money in us! In our education! This is why we’re coming here, not for white walls.
PETITION SFSU College Of Ethnic Studies5,071 signatures
to: President Leslie E. Wong and Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser
WE THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM, WITH RECOMMENDATION(S):
The proposed cuts to 40 percent of the COES budget will wipe out COES support for faculty hiring, research, and modest student resources that have survived a decade of systematic gutting.
These cuts will also impact students enrollment in COES classes and student’s ability to graduate in a timely manner. With a full and expanded budget allocation, not only will this enrich the community of San Francisco State University, but we hope to set an example for public schools, colleges, and universities in all of the United States.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE COLLEGE OF ETHNIC STUDIES.