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*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.

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.

Who's signing

Sheena Iwamoto
Soham Patel
Carina Ventura
Luis Iturribarria
Saim Khan
Samrah Abbasi
Nayeli Sernas
Alissa Rodriguez
Chaveli Zolorsano
Lauro Pilar
Miguel Ramirez
2,421 SIGNATURES
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  • Sheena Iwamoto
    signed via 2014-11-17 14:59:19 -0800
  • Grace Lacques
    signed 2014-11-17 14:48:23 -0800
  • Soham Patel
    signed 2014-11-17 14:17:24 -0800
  • Jason Garcia
    signed 2014-11-17 13:47:41 -0800
  • Ada Reyes
    signed 2014-11-17 13:44:17 -0800
  • Melva Alvarez
    signed via 2014-11-17 13:22:03 -0800
  • Tyler Kenney
    signed 2014-11-17 12:16:53 -0800
  • Carina Ventura
    signed 2014-11-17 12:01:10 -0800
  • Luis Iturribarria
    signed 2014-11-17 11:54:45 -0800
  • Saim Khan
    signed 2014-11-17 11:47:32 -0800
  • Samrah Abbasi
    signed 2014-11-17 11:41:53 -0800
  • Diana Urbina
    signed 2014-11-17 11:41:48 -0800
  • Nayeli Sernas
    signed 2014-11-17 11:41:34 -0800
  • chad wright
    signed 2014-11-17 11:41:33 -0800
  • Cory Bowen
    signed 2014-11-17 11:40:48 -0800
  • Steven Ortiz
    signed 2014-11-17 11:40:37 -0800
  • Alissa Rodriguez
    signed 2014-11-17 11:40:29 -0800
  • David Gonzalez
    signed 2014-11-17 11:19:36 -0800
  • Dayna Mauricia
    signed 2014-11-17 10:57:11 -0800
  • Jessica Alvarado
    signed 2014-11-17 10:34:11 -0800
  • Juan Napoles
    signed 2014-11-17 10:14:53 -0800
  • May Lynn Castillo
    signed 2014-11-17 09:32:37 -0800
  • Laura Lopez
    signed 2014-11-17 08:15:45 -0800
  • Chaveli Zolorsano
    signed 2014-11-17 08:12:27 -0800
  • Jordan ward
    signed 2014-11-17 07:38:55 -0800
  • diego paniagua
    signed 2014-11-17 05:51:08 -0800
  • Glafira Lopez
    signed 2014-11-17 03:36:47 -0800
  • Mario Pizarro
    signed 2014-11-17 02:50:25 -0800
  • Lauro Pilar
    signed 2014-11-17 01:48:39 -0800
  • Miguel Ramirez
    signed 2014-11-17 01:23:47 -0800

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