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Academics Support

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Date Created:July 11, 2013

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Would you agree adding your name co-signer the letter attached? Thank you. 
Marcos Aguilar Tlayecantzi Principal Xinaxcalmecac -Anahuacalmecac Semil!as del Pueblo -Tzicatl CDC 
"Regenerando las matrices def Pueblo, raiz maiz" 
4736 Huntington Drive South Los Angeles, 90032 
Email 

Peda anfzac1on 
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may you have received this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 987-1243, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. 

From: Irene Vasquez 
Date: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 8:53 
Subject: letter support from academics 
To: Marcos Aguilar 
Cc: davidgg Gregory Cajete 

Marcos, 
Here the letter with six key signators. are waiting for few more and then can send the letter out. 
Best, 

Irene Vasquez 

Monica Garcia, President the Board Education, Los Angeles Unified School District 
Semillas believes the social realities the 21'1 century require holistic education that prepares young people work towards sustainable, culturally inclusive and cohesive societies. Our future depends alternatives high stakes, unicultural, competitive approaches that currently exist the LAUSD school bureaucracy. Semillas Anahuacalmecac offers high school youth Los Angeles high quality education that leads academic skills, cosmopolitan awareness, appreciation self and community, and the ability engage social transformation, all that lead toward more equitable and just society. 
The denial the Semillas Anahuacalmecac charter LAUSD counterproductive and hurtful the school community and those committed high quality public education. What stake education committed engaging students powerful life learning opportunities. Effective education must nurture students future-minded builders peaceful, just and productive societies. 
' 	Semillas has built internationally recognized curriculum and LAUSD's first International Baccalaureate World School with multilingual instruction and culturally responsive Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. 
' 
Semillas educational model incorporates all California state standards from 9-12th grades 
' Semillas has implemented the proven Escalante Math program (designed improve the math 
skills underrepresented students) sponsored the East Los Angeles College. 
' 	Semillas offers safe school environment and safe haven for students LGBTQ and Indigenous 
populations, both populations students previously experienced bullying and discrimination 
other schools. 
' 	Semi/las informed internationally-recognized Board Advisors the areas 
responsive pedagogies and culturally-relevant curriculum. educators, are familiar with the facts that LAUSD there are too many dropouts/pushouts, too many disciplinary infractions, and too few students applying and being admitted college. Semillas excels retaining and graduating high schools students and preparing students for college. all these measures, Anahuacalmecac successful. High stakes testing not solution but part the complex 
set problems and issues facing Latino students the LAUSD school bureaucracy. Indeed the issue quality, student sensitive education; Semillas Anahuacalmecac provides one whole response the educational imperatives complex society. 

Semillas education community response the crises the education inner-city children. Staff, students and their family members worked with domestic and international experts design and build holistic educational model. Semillas students have demonstrated levels academic achievement. With adequate funding and full support the Los Angeles Unified School District, Semillas will achieve further commendable success with high school students. 
We, the undersigned, call members the Board Education the Los Angeles School Unified School District approve the Anahuacalmecac charter June 18, 2013. 
Rudy Acuna, Emeritus Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge 

Peter Mclaren, PhD., Graduate School Education and Information Studies, University California, Los Angeles Angela Valenzuela, PhD., Professor, Director the Texas Center for Education Policy Associate Vice President for School Partnerships, University Texas, Austin Irene Vasquez, PhD., Associate Professor, Director Chicana and Chicano Studies, University New Mexico 

From:  Xiaojie   
Sent:  Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:26  
To:  Davies, Mary-Anne  
Subject:  FW: Letter read LAUSD Board meeting  
Attachments:  Ferguson Talking Points DRAFTl.pdf; Aguilar LAUSD Presentation 6.2013.pdf  

From: Susan Pertel Jain Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:45 To: Xiaojie Subject: FW: Letter read LAUSD Board meeting 
From: Marcos Aguilar Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 To: Irene Vasquez Cc: Gregory Cajete; Ernesto Tlahuitollini Colfn; Ernesto Tlahuitollini Colfn; Juan Gomez Quinones; Kris Gutierrez; charo; Peter Mclaren; Nancy Parachini; Susan Pertel Jain; Barbara Rogoff; Michelle Tellez; Angela Valenzuela; Alma Vivian Marquez Subject: Re: Letter read LAUSD Board meeting 
YES THANK YOU ALL. 
Marcos Aguilar Tlayecantzi Principal 
Xinaxcalmecac -Anahuacalmecac 
Semillas dei Pueblo -.Tzicatl CDC 
"Regenerando las matrices de/ Pueblo, raiz maiz" 
4736 Huntington Drive South Los Angeles, 90032 
Email Web SEMILLAS Web MEXICO 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 987-1243, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. Tue, Jun 18, 2013 1:58 PM, Irene Vasquez 

Dear Marcos and Co-signers, 
Here the letter that will read today's LAUSD Board meeting. There were two important but short additions referencing Anahuacalmecac's distinction college preparation and Pacific-Rim Studies. thank you all for your support this critical effort. 
Best, Irene Vasquez, PhD Associate Professor, American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies Director, Chicana and Chicano Studies University New Mexico