San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition

Petition to Support Ethnic Studies in SDUSD 

We, the undersigned, support the effort to establish a mandatory Ethnic Studies course as a  graduation requirement in all high-schools in the San Diego Unified School District, as well as  an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) that will aide in the development and  implementation of this curriculum. 

San Diego is a world-class city that boasts over one hundred spoken languages and a great  variety of ethnicities and cultures. Despite this diversity, at the moment there is just 1 Ethnic  Studies course offered to the 100,000+ students throughout SDUSD. As over 75% of the  students are people of color, it is imperative that the district offer courses that examine and  honor the rich histories and lived experiences of our many youth. 

In solidarity with California’s push to create a more equal school system, we support AB 101  that will resolve to make ethnic studies courses available to every student. Research has  shown that students who have had access to Ethnic Studies courses do better in school and are  more likely to go to college. It is important to have courses that speak to students who may  feel 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. By providing Ethnic Studies courses in SDUSD, we are creating and  expanding a world-class school system rooted in the unique perspectives of students in the  San Diego community. 

The Ethnic Studies Now Coalition

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  • karen durocher
    signed 2015-05-20 10:56:02 -0700
  • Enrique Vega
    signed via 2015-05-20 10:47:12 -0700
    I cannot believe that in (this state or in this country) in this 21st century that schools do not already have these intellectually simulating classes already! Diversity does not mean? “just 1 Ethnic Studies course offered to the 100,000+ students throughout SDUSD. As over 75% of the students are people of color…” If America is made up of many cultures and ethnicities and to be appreciated, then whose history have we been taught? Certainly, my taxes all these years continues to be wasted on what does not work. Please support Ethnic Studies.
  • Anita Fernandez
    signed via 2015-05-20 09:29:35 -0700
  • Lilly Almazan Bravo
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:05:02 -0700
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  • Lilly Almazan Bravo
    signed via 2015-05-20 07:04:37 -0700
  • Armando Bernal
    signed via 2015-05-20 06:53:22 -0700
  • Irene Vasquez
    signed via 2015-05-20 05:58:03 -0700
  • jose gonzalez
    signed via 2015-05-20 04:38:24 -0700
    Knowing your people’s history is a human right!
  • Elias Serna
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 02:12:28 -0700
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  • Elias Serna
    signed via 2015-05-20 02:11:41 -0700
    Raza Studies Now-Los Angeles says San Diego students should KNOW THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE, the beautiful stories of Chicano Park, Centro Cultural de la Raza, artists Carmen Lopez Garza, David Avalos, Mujeres Muralistas, Lalo Alcaraz, Toltecas en Aztlan, Guillermo Gomez Peña … all major artists from San Diego! Studies show Ethnic Studies improves student engagement, scores, outcomes and promotes a college-going identity. Ethnic and Raza Studies Now!
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  • Sean Arce
    signed 2015-05-20 00:24:01 -0700
  • Nelly Gonzalez
    signed 2015-05-19 23:22:37 -0700
  • Mayra Lopez
    signed 2015-05-19 23:15:13 -0700
  • Crystal Maldonado
    signed 2015-05-19 23:11:28 -0700
  • Mernie Aste
    signed 2015-05-19 22:38:59 -0700
    Everybody benefits from Ethnic Studies.
  • Chris Lara-Cruz
    signed 2015-05-19 22:18:08 -0700
  • Fofie Bashir
    signed 2015-05-19 22:12:01 -0700
  • Melissa Rangel
    signed 2015-05-19 20:58:43 -0700
  • Francisco Romero
    signed 2015-05-19 13:33:44 -0700
  • Paola Pérez
    signed 2015-05-19 12:31:40 -0700
  • Jeff Graves
    signed 2015-05-18 21:04:06 -0700
    Ethnic studies are an integral part of our history – this element of education is critical.
  • Michelle Krug
    signed 2015-05-18 19:01:17 -0700
  • Cara Clayton
    signed via 2015-05-16 09:36:47 -0700
  • penny sanders
    signed 2015-05-16 08:22:51 -0700
  • Cesar Lopez
    signed 2015-05-16 08:19:53 -0700
  • Edwin Mayorga
    signed via 2015-05-16 06:32:08 -0700
    As a UCSD alum, who served at schools all over San Diego county school, I am convinced that Ethnic Studies for all San Diego students would strengthen cross cultural understanding and expand youth civic engagement. ethnic Studies would help move San Diego schools and the city from good models to world class models!
  • Robert Barajas
    signed 2015-05-15 18:11:09 -0700
  • Daniela Valdez
    signed via 2015-05-15 15:12:28 -0700