Bringing Arabic to SF Schools
The Arab Resource and Organizing Center is excited to be moving forward with bringing Arabic and Vietnamese into SF classrooms.
Thank you to all of our allies who spoke up in support of AROC and stood with us as we struggled against a concerted effort to undermine this historic effort. Community organizers, immigrant rights activists, faith leaders, Jewish allies, and educators demonstrated unwavering support for AROC’s work and the integrity of the resolution that was passed unanimously by the Board of Education on May 26. The Board is standing by its unanimous decision to explore the implementation of Arabic and Vietnamese language pathway programs that would benefit thousands of children in San Francisco.
“Cultural diversity and self-determination in education, are two cornerstones of the SFUSD and values that make San Francisco such a forward-thinking place to live. Our community and allies have proven that we are all committed to upholding these values and standing up against racism in all its forms.” – Rama Kased