LOS ALTOS TOWN CRIER -- Two groups, Campus Change Mountain View High School and Los Altos Students, Alumni and Educators – jointly submitted a petition to the district last week, urging a number of reforms. They include creating a mandatory yearlong ethnic studies class for freshmen, removing school resource officers from campuses and mandating anti-bias training for staff and trustees each semester.
“Recent events have highlighted harsh inequities and prejudices within our own district,” said Jasmine Diarte, a 2015 Los Altos High graduate.
Diarte encouraged the district to get ahead of the curve and implement its own course by 2022. As a recent San Francisco State University graduate, with a minor in Ethnic Studies, Diarte said she believes that all youth ought to get the type of education she received in college.