Pay Attention! Ethnic Studies #WishiLearnedinHS Curriculum Hits Twitter

Educational policies start trending on Twitter.

By Jorge Rivas Feb 03, 2012

FAAN Mail, a media literacy/media activism project formed by women of color, have created the hashtag #WishiLearnedinHS to call attention to the Ethnic Studies ban in Arizona.

FAAN Mail explains why they started the hashtag:

This hash-tag has been created in response to the Ethnic Studies ban in Arizona. It is designed to bring attention to the cultural gaps in our education; the gaps that widen as governments and school districts privilege some histories, while silencing other cultures and points of view. Over the next 5 days, beginning February 1, we ask that you Tweet, Facebook, or blog what you wished you learned in high school, in response to the below question: What do you wish you learned in high school as it relates to various cultural identities, histories, and perspectives?