*update* we reached 250 signatures on Sept 17; 500 on Sept 29; 750 on Sept 30; 1000 on Oct 2; 1500 on Oct 18. Our current goal is 2500 signatures.2,420 signatures
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.
Ethnic Justice Movement commented on Contact Us 2016-10-21 13:40:34 -0700We are a couple of students from a high school in Union City, California and we would like to gain support for our petition!
It would be great if you could spread this around too!
We wanted to let you know about this petition we just started on Change.org, “U.S. Board of Education: Make Ethnic/LGBTQ Studies a Required Course in Public High Schools in the US”.
You can read more about it and sign the petition here:
Ethnic Justice Movement (EJM)
Charlotte Alegado (Senior), Lorilei Bacong (Freshman), Jonathan Nunez (Freshman), and Holly Tang (Freshman)
Further questions? Contact us!
Email: [email protected]
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Student Emails: 700chaaleg
Please spread the word and have a great day!