The inclusion of Ethnic Studies in the California education system is a significant step forward. However, the exclusion of Korean American studies from California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum is profoundly concerning.
This petition is to include Korean American studies in the Asian American studies portion of the curriculum. The goal is to include the Korean American experience or studies in the major sample topics listed in the Item 2.A, Attachment 9 Document, where sample lessons are listed in the module curriculum.
Sign the petition today to help push the inclusion of Korean American studies in California’s education curriculum.
The Korean American community has long helped shape the American landscape through its community activities, contributions, and more. Korean Americans, including Dr. Sammy Lee and Col. Young Oak Kim, also helped shape this country through their actions, courage, and character. Dr. Lee won Olympic gold for America in 1948 and 1952 and was the first Asian American man. Col. Kim was a U.S. Army officer who became the first Asian American man to lead a combat battalion during the Korean War. He was also a World War II hero. His humanitarian efforts also shaped the landscape of Los Angeles through the founding of several nonprofits and organizations that help the youth, battered women, and minorities. Korean Americans founded the Willows Korean Aviation School/Corps in Willows, CA, in 1920. The Korean Air Force views the school as its origin.
Korean American history and identity should be taught as part of the curriculum because this community played a significant role in California and the country.
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