The widespread support for the original Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Draft continues, as support from leading educators of color, community-based and grassroots organizations, institutions, professional associations, K-12 and higher education Ethnic Studies departments, school boards, anti-racist and equity-based educational programs continue to grow.
Dear State Board of Education President Darling-Hammond, State Superintendent Thurmond, and Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Advisory Committee,The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) reaffirms our support for the CA Ethnic Studies framework draft, with revisions and additions of the West Asian experience, specifically in relation to Armenian-Americans.
We look forward to contributing, supporting, and celebrating the outcome of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum in California’s public schools that truly represents the diversity of our State.
We look forward to continued dialogue and welcome the draft’s expansion to include the realities of groups from the region using experts within the field of Ethnic Studies.
The full letter from ANCA-WR to the California Department of Ed in support of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum draft may be found here, and the recent ANCA Press Release may be found here.