Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful

Not at all surprising to me, but anyway…here’s the story. 



Freshman David Chen (right) sits next to portraits of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X while working with classmates on a class assignment during ethnic studies class at Washington High School on Wednesday, January 13, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.


“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.

In fact, the academic benefits of the course were so significant, the researchers who conducted the Stanford study said they were shocked by their own findings.”

Read on here: Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful – San Francisco Chronicle