Petition in support of AB 101

I support AB 101 (Alejo) which would require school districts to provide students with a statewide, approved A-G, ethnic studies curriculum.

California has one of the largest and most diverse student populations in the nation. Ethnic minorities account for over 71 percent of the student population, with more than 90 languages spoken in District schools.

Given California’s annual increase in diversity, it is especially important that students build knowledge of the various racial and ethnic groups in our state. Incorporating ethnic studies courses into standard high school curriculum is a means to accomplish this. In doing so, students gain an encompassed outlook on other cultures while learning respect and tolerance. Additionally, it provides students with the opportunity to learn about their respective culture in the context of California’s history.

Developing ethnic studies programs in public high schools is an integral part of cultivating a classroom environment that is accepting of diverse cultures. It is vital for young people to learn about their history, but also important for them to feel like they can change their communities in positive ways. This bill will help close the achievement gap by reducing student truancy, increasing student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and better prepare Californian youth to be college prepared and career ready.

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  • @rubenchogarcia1 tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-27 16:29:15 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101 http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab101petition?recruiter_id=56017
  • signed 2017-06-27 16:04:15 -0700
    Ethnic studies should be taught in every school
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    Efren Diaz
  • signed 2017-06-07 17:44:39 -0700
    Elementary bilingual teaching Social Studies and Reading
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    Yes!
  • signed 2016-12-06 13:59:16 -0800
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    Ally Arganbright
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-09 11:36:03 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
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    Mayra Esparza
  • signed 2016-05-09 07:43:56 -0700
    Establishment of Ethnic Studies Programs in all schools throughout the nation are long overdue!
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 21:21:40 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101 by Virginia Esparza-Gonzalez
  • signed 2016-05-08 21:20:03 -0700
    We have to unite to make our voices heard and to STOP being invisible. This change can suceed, if we can bring Ethnic Studies to our schools.
  • signed 2016-05-08 09:53:20 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-05 12:49:42 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • signed 2016-05-05 12:48:59 -0700
    I am currently taking Ethnic studies class at Woodrow Wilson High School on Saturdays for 3 units of college credit and 10 high school credits this is a need to have class in California.
  • signed 2016-02-26 15:27:53 -0800

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