[Currentcse] High School Ethnic Studies

Hutchinson, Jaylynne hutchinj at ohio.edu
Thu Jan 14 15:41:21 EST 2016

For those of you who have seen "Precious Knowledge", the film I often show about how The Unified School District of Tuscon made La Raza Ethnic Studies illegal...here is a district getting it right! Look what happens when we rise above fear and embrace empowerment as a reality.



Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful<http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Ethnic-studies-classes-in-S-F-surprisingly-6757186.php>
Taking a ninth-grade ethnic studies course boosted the grades, attendance and course completion rates of San Francisco students who started high school with an academic record that indicated future failure, according to a newly released Stanford University study. [...] the academic benefits of the course were so significant, the researchers who conducted the Stanford study said they were shocked by their own findings. The study found struggling students who took ethnic studies went on to compile a C-plus average in their freshman year, compared with a D average for similar students who didn't take such a course. The ethnic studies students completed four more semester courses than the other students and had nearly perfect attendance, the Stanford researchers found. Ethnic studies focuses on cultural awareness, ethnic identity and making students aware of race-based oppression. In San Francisco, school district officials created ethnic studies as a pilot program in 2010 and expanded it to all high schools th

Theo Jansen Hutchinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Critical Studies in Educational Foundations, Program Coordinator
Director, Undergraduate Diversity Studies Certificate
Lindley Hall S203, Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701
Email: hutchinj at ohio.edu
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