Defend Ethnic Studies for Our Students! Save Our Curriculum at the CA Dept of Ed Now!

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Natanael Escalera
1 week ago
Culture of our own roots will create more educated generations to come

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Rasheed Shabazz
2 weeks ago
As a scholar with undergraduate and community college degrees in African American Studies, I experienced the empowerment and rigorous training in an interdisciplinary and more historically accurate/inclusive discipline. As I work with youth in the Bay Area, I realize more and more the necessity of Ethnic Studies for high school youth now.

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Cristian Meza-Leon
2 weeks ago
People should know about Chicano history because then you could have a better understanding of all the challenges and obstacles Latinos in this country had to face and still are facing today.

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Juli Kang
2 weeks ago
Ethnic studies is essential for ALL children and students from kindergarten through college and grad school and should be required for citizenship. No more whitewashed, white supremacist education in California.

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Dana Teen Lomax
3 weeks ago
I am signing this petition because diversity matters, and as an educator, I know how important it is for students to see themselves in what is being taught.

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Elia Lara
1 month ago
I'm signing because ethnic studies is essential to connecting with our students , their histories and lives. A culturally relevant curriculum is essential in teaching the whole child and support them to be more engaged in schooling where they understand and see each other's historical and present importance.

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Rheanna McKnight
Jul 7, 2020
Because I wasn't represented in school

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Mike Pemberton
Jul 7, 2020
I like ethnic studies

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Shirin Talley
Jun 30, 2020
Very important to have at all schools. Children should know our history.

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Tamra McCarthy
Jun 30, 2020
I am a teacher and believe ethinic studies should be taught to all high school students!