Ventura County

ETHNIC STUDIES NOW VENTURA COUNTY!

We, the undersigned, support the creation of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement in each of the school districts in Ventura County.

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.

Using demographic data provided for the Oxnard Union High School District 2012 – 2013 School Accountability Report Card, on average, Chicana/o-Latina/o students comprise over 75% of the all the high schools in the Oxnard Union High School District. These numbers are an example of the diversity that is present county-wide.

Currently, there are no formally established Ethnic Studies programs, in which all students have access, in any high school district in Ventura County. 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 Ventura County 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 High School District. Ventura County has the opportunity to be at the forefront of this state-wide educational movement.

Who's signing

Tatiana Magana
Yessenia Zepedou
Sebastian Hunt
Ricardo Mora
Fred Chavez
Ashley Rodriguez
Susana Willeford
Jennifer Rueda
Alicia Adams
Daisy Rivera
Stephanie Reyes
Jasmine Reyes
Timothy Indrien
Gio Velasco
Melissa Lozano
Sandra Escalera
Laura Martinez
Dennison Alvarez
Brittney Ayala
Annalise Villa
Jose Garcia
Vicente Garcia Jr
Jocelyn Sis
Daisy Gomez
628 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tatiana Magana
    signed 2016-04-30 16:03:48 -0700
  • Yessenia Zepedou
    signed 2016-04-30 16:02:40 -0700
  • Sebastian Hunt
    signed 2016-04-30 16:01:27 -0700
  • Ricardo Mora
    signed 2016-04-30 16:00:20 -0700
  • Fred Chavez
    signed 2016-04-30 15:59:27 -0700
  • Ashley Rodriguez
    signed 2016-04-30 15:56:47 -0700
  • Susana Willeford
    signed 2016-04-30 15:55:57 -0700
  • Jennifer Rueda
    signed 2016-04-30 15:54:52 -0700
  • Patty Saenz
    signed 2016-04-21 19:06:30 -0700
  • Alicia Adams
    signed 2016-04-15 17:10:14 -0700
  • Elisabeth Lamar
    signed via 2016-04-11 08:02:58 -0700
  • Khaila Gohanna
    signed 2016-04-06 15:08:59 -0700
  • David Orozco
    signed 2016-04-06 11:40:03 -0700
  • Margarita H. de Escontrias
    signed 2016-03-31 17:58:03 -0700
  • Andrew Moreno
    signed via 2016-03-21 10:39:32 -0700
    Andrew Moreno
  • Daisy Rivera
    signed 2016-03-20 20:07:58 -0700
  • Stephanie Reyes
    signed 2016-03-20 20:06:17 -0700
  • Jasmine Reyes
    signed 2016-03-20 20:04:47 -0700
  • Timothy Indrien
    signed 2016-03-20 20:03:18 -0700
  • Gio Velasco
    signed 2016-03-20 20:02:11 -0700
  • Melissa Lozano
    signed 2016-03-20 20:00:54 -0700
  • Sandra Escalera
    signed 2016-03-20 19:59:47 -0700
  • Laura Martinez
    signed 2016-03-20 19:58:49 -0700
  • Dennison Alvarez
    signed 2016-03-20 19:58:03 -0700
  • Brittney Ayala
    signed 2016-03-20 19:57:24 -0700
  • Annalise Villa
    signed 2016-03-20 19:56:47 -0700
  • Jose Garcia
    signed 2016-03-20 19:56:08 -0700
  • Vicente Garcia Jr
    signed 2016-03-20 19:55:06 -0700
  • Jocelyn Sis
    signed 2016-03-20 19:53:01 -0700
  • Daisy Gomez
    signed 2016-03-20 19:51:35 -0700

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