ETHNIC STUDIES

PTSA statement in support of the Shoreline school district's Ethnic Studies curriculum

 

The Shorewood PTSA supports the district's efforts to create an Ethnic Studies curriculum that acknowledges our country's brutally racist history and that examines how white supremacist thinking is still directing much of our country's actions to this day.

 

Our support of this curriculum is guided by the WA state PTA resolution on anti-racism 2.26 Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism and the Shoreline school district’s resolution for a focus on Ethnic Studies,

 

Our PTSA believes that our students are strong and capable young adults engaged in developing their thoughts and beliefs in regards to the world in which they are growing up.  As adults, they will shape the future of our country and we support education that informs and empowers them to build humanity as an equal and equitable species.

 

RESOURCES

 

Shoreline school district resolution on anti racism

 

OSPI resolution on Ethnic Studies

 

Student petition to make Ethnic Studies a mandatory requirement for Shoreline district graduation:

Shoreline Ethnic Studies Facebook page

 

Washington Ethnic Studies Now "is a 501(c)4 non-profit formed in 2019 to support the implementation of Ethnic Studies Statewide".  

 

Crosscut article on WA Ethnic Studies