Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Network for Public Education Endorses Historic Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement for LAUSD

www.ethnicstudiesnow.com for LAUSD"Remember that consciousness is power" — Kochiyama Yuri

The Network for Public Education just released the following in support of ethnicstudiesnow's historic resolution to make the successful completion of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course a high school graduation requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD):

As the President and Executive Director of the Network for Public Education, we write to you today in support of access to Ethnic Studies courses for all Los Angeles high school students. As such, our Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution that reads as follows:

“The Network for Public Education recognizes the value and importance of Ethnic Studies courses for high school students. Well-designed ethnic studies programs have been proven to have very positive social and academic impacts. Such courses validate the myriad of cultures that exist in our country and amplify the voices of those that are often marginalized.  Ethnic Studies courses create opportunities for all students to begin to perceive cultural similarities, accept cultural differences, and to sense their position within a wider American community.  We support efforts to ensure that all students in the Los Angeles schools have access to such courses.”

The Network for Public Education is an advocacy group whose goal is to fight to protect, preserve and strengthen our public school system, an essential institution in a democratic society. Our mission is to protect, preserve, promote, and strengthen public schools and the education of current and future generations of students.


Diane Ravitch
President, Network for Public Education

Robin Hiller
Executive Director, Network for Public Education

The Network for Public Education


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