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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

Marisol Rosales
Maria Federico Brummer
Heather Vaughan
Sheryl reyes
Jessica Cerritos
Ron Quan
Ricardo Galvan
Liani Lye
Xochitl Palomera
Tatsuo Hirano
Alejandra Guzman
2,421 SIGNATURES
2,500 signatures

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-15 17:24:23 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD! Students of color need ethnic studies BEFORE college!
  • Marisol Rosales
    signed via 2014-11-15 17:07:22 -0800
  • Shayla McClelland
    signed 2014-11-15 16:35:28 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-15 16:31:48 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD ONLY 3 MORE DAYS!!!
  • Maria Federico Brummer
    signed 2014-11-15 16:29:06 -0800
  • samara padilla
    signed 2014-11-15 13:58:00 -0800
  • Heather Vaughan
    signed 2014-11-15 13:16:57 -0800
  • Gabriela Pech
    signed 2014-11-15 09:27:19 -0800
  • Sheryl reyes
    signed via 2014-11-15 07:09:52 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-15 05:57:32 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Markus Greenidge
    signed via 2014-11-15 05:57:17 -0800
  • Jessica Cerritos
    signed via 2014-11-15 02:31:09 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-15 02:03:15 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Feliz Quinones
    signed 2014-11-15 02:02:38 -0800
  • Ron Quan
    signed via 2014-11-14 21:15:20 -0800
  • Ricardo Galvan
    signed 2014-11-14 20:35:48 -0800
  • Liani Lye
    signed 2014-11-14 20:13:01 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-14 19:12:46 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Xochitl Palomera
    signed 2014-11-14 19:04:07 -0800
  • Tatsuo Hirano
    signed via 2014-11-14 17:51:11 -0800
  • mo nishida
    signed 2014-11-14 17:33:35 -0800
  • Alejandra Guzman
    signed 2014-11-14 16:49:26 -0800
  • Natalia Rodriguez
    signed 2014-11-14 16:10:10 -0800
  • Vanessa Fregoso
    signed 2014-11-14 13:46:30 -0800
  • Shelley Seltzer
    signed 2014-11-14 13:45:15 -0800
  • antonia garcia-orozco
    signed 2014-11-14 13:05:04 -0800
  • Angel Cosme
    signed 2014-11-14 13:02:04 -0800
  • Caroline Hay
    signed 2014-11-14 12:52:59 -0800
  • Silvia Trevino
    signed 2014-11-14 12:17:41 -0800
  • Marina Duran
    signed 2014-11-14 12:16:10 -0800

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