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.

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Esmeralda Contreras
Sharon Acosta
Esmeralda Garcia
Jacqueline Johnson
Natasha Saragosa
Trinidad Gutierrez
Henry Morse
Tallulah Kyle
Indrani Robinson
Natalie Gonzalez
Viviana Gordo
Alena Marie
Karla Davalos
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Aranzazu Medellin Guerrero
Agustina Bertone
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  • Daniel Gonzalez
    signed 2016-02-11 16:00:30 -0800
    SI SE Puede!!
  • Dora Maria Perez
    signed 2016-02-11 14:18:45 -0800
  • George Grinauer
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  • Esmeralda Contreras
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  • Sharon Acosta
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  • Jacqueline Johnson
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    signed 2016-02-08 20:10:56 -0800
  • Natasha Saragosa
    signed 2016-02-08 19:31:18 -0800
  • Trinidad Gutierrez
    signed 2016-02-08 19:21:38 -0800
  • Henry Morse
    signed 2016-02-08 09:03:47 -0800
  • Maria Dominguez
    signed via 2016-02-08 08:11:34 -0800
  • Tallulah Kyle
    signed 2016-02-07 16:50:19 -0800
  • Arlo Bender-Simon
    signed via 2016-02-07 15:41:25 -0800
    There is no arguing against this.
  • Wade Kyle
    signed via 2016-02-07 09:02:04 -0800
  • Indrani Robinson
    signed 2016-02-06 23:16:32 -0800
  • Natalie Gonzalez
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  • Viviana Gordo
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  • Alena Marie
    signed 2016-02-06 07:24:12 -0800
    Alena Marie
  • Karla Davalos
    signed 2016-02-06 05:42:20 -0800
  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez
    signed 2016-02-06 00:09:35 -0800
  • Glory Cruz
    signed 2016-02-05 23:58:23 -0800
  • Javier Gomez
    signed 2016-02-05 23:33:31 -0800
  • Aranzazu Medellin Guerrero
    signed 2016-02-05 23:20:54 -0800
  • Agustina Bertone
    signed 2016-02-05 19:49:37 -0800

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