Keeping Our Community Informed

The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is developing ethnic studies courses to meet a new California requirement for high school students graduating in the class of 2029-2030, which courses must begin no later than the 2025-2026 school year. In the process of developing the ethnic studies course content, SAUSD has adopted some course materials that promote biased and inaccurate narratives of Jews and Israel. As the new ethnic studies content is adopted in California's schools, this is a dialogue that (1) holds value for understanding the complexity of developing inclusive ethnic studies content across California, and (2) highlights a burden that Federations will need to help shoulder in our unique position as local community organizers. Read the full update from President & CEO Erik Ludwig here