Santa Barbara USD Petition

We, the undersigned, support the creation of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Ethnic Studies benefits all students by providing a complex, rich, and critical history of the United States. Given the multitude of issues facing our county, it is important to prepare our students to be global citizens with the knowledge of and the appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures and histories.

Currently, there are no formally established Ethnic Studies programs, in which all students have access, in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, despite the fact that the majority of students are students of color. Research demonstrates that Ethnic Studies curriculum can help close the achievement gap, reduce student truancy, increase student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and increase graduation rates. Further, we advocate for the establishment of Ethnic Studies curriculum at all levels, high school, secondary, and elementary.

It is time that all Santa Barbara Unified School District students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that inspire and motivate young people to connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Several high school districts throughout the state are implementing Ethnic Studies programs, including the largest district in CA, Los Angeles Unified School District.

Who's signing

Wesly Johnson
David Jaimes
Margie Castellanos
Christopher Hampton
Samantha Marx
Stephen Franco
Karla Corrales
Ethan Zakai
Nicole Harris
Tiffany Hoagland
Alicia Cordero
Michelle LeBeau
Judy Talaugon
Monique Calderon
Fernando Moctezuma
Raul Cano-Rogers
732 SIGNATURES
700 signatures

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  • Wesly Johnson
    signed 2016-02-16 06:53:09 -0800
  • David Jaimes
    signed 2016-02-15 23:54:56 -0800
  • Jeff Loeza
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-15 23:45:40 -0800
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Jeff Ramirez
    signed 2016-02-15 23:44:59 -0800
  • Margie Castellanos
    signed 2016-02-15 23:44:38 -0800
  • Christopher Hampton
    signed 2016-02-15 23:43:36 -0800
    Chris Hampton
  • Samantha Marx
    signed 2016-02-15 23:00:55 -0800
  • Maria Lopez
    signed 2016-02-15 23:00:47 -0800
  • Angela Retamoza
    signed 2016-02-15 22:59:28 -0800
  • Joanna Sanchez
    signed 2016-02-15 22:42:50 -0800
  • Sonia Fernandez
    signed 2016-02-15 22:34:13 -0800
    Sonia Fernandez
  • Stephen Franco
    signed 2016-02-15 22:30:28 -0800
  • Karla Corrales
    signed 2016-02-15 22:28:17 -0800
  • Joshana McVeigh
    signed 2016-02-15 22:08:47 -0800
  • Alice Villarreal Redit
    signed 2016-02-15 22:05:12 -0800
  • Ethan Zakai
    signed 2016-02-15 22:03:24 -0800
    Ethan J Zakai
  • A Michael Marzolla
    signed 2016-02-15 22:00:08 -0800
    An essential piece of a modern educational curriculum
  • Nicole Harris
    signed 2016-02-15 21:30:28 -0800
  • Tiffany Hoagland
    signed 2016-02-15 21:29:46 -0800
    Tiffany Hoagland
  • Frank Quezada
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-15 21:25:31 -0800
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Alicia Cordero
    signed 2016-02-15 21:19:31 -0800
  • Ismael Ulloa
    signed 2016-02-15 21:13:10 -0800
  • Michelle LeBeau
    signed 2016-02-15 21:12:13 -0800
  • Judy Talaugon
    signed 2016-02-15 21:05:15 -0800
  • Monique Calderon
    signed 2016-02-15 20:57:16 -0800
  • Magdalena Rodriguez
    signed 2016-02-15 20:56:12 -0800
  • Fernando Moctezuma
    signed 2016-02-15 20:47:46 -0800
  • Raul Cano-Rogers
    signed 2016-02-15 19:44:32 -0800
  • Molly Green
    signed 2016-02-15 16:35:22 -0800
    Molly Green
  • Cosima Celmayster-Rincon
    signed 2016-02-15 15:23:55 -0800

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