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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  • Humberto Reyes
    signed 2018-08-10 23:09:21 -0700
  • Shelley Seltzer
    signed 2018-06-27 17:49:37 -0700
  • Carmen Martinez-Calderon
    signed 2018-06-26 22:57:21 -0700
  • Elizabeth Cortez
    signed 2018-04-18 13:53:27 -0700
  • Ruth Razo
    signed 2018-03-23 06:34:32 -0700
    Ethnic studies needs to be taught in our schools to fill in the gaps in history, literature, science, and math for our diverse student of color populations. As the country becomes increasingly diverse in cultures and races, it will behoove all students to learn the history and accomplishments of their fellow classmates and community members.

    Ruth Razo

    High school teacher of English Language Development and Chicano Literature.
  • David Melendez
    signed 2017-09-02 15:58:34 -0700
  • Ruben Garcia Diaz
    @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
  • Ruben Garcia Diaz
    signed 2017-06-27 16:04:15 -0700
    Ethnic studies should be taught in every school
  • Lynn Pardo
    signed 2017-06-19 15:45:32 -0700
  • Efren Diaz
    signed 2017-06-14 13:45:27 -0700
    Efren Diaz
  • Joe Martinez
    signed 2017-06-07 17:44:39 -0700
    Elementary bilingual teaching Social Studies and Reading
  • Joanne Wakelee
    signed 2017-05-22 13:10:45 -0700
  • Carolina Guerra
    signed via 2017-02-05 08:53:12 -0800
  • Santosh Hemrom
    signed 2017-01-18 15:06:42 -0800
  • David Sussberg
    signed 2017-01-08 20:47:34 -0800
  • Abel Mejia
    signed 2016-12-12 16:24:16 -0800
    Yes!
  • Paola Pailla
    signed 2016-12-06 13:59:16 -0800
  • Debra Villegas
    signed 2016-11-16 09:16:04 -0800
  • monique sonoquie
    signed 2016-08-06 18:07:25 -0700
  • Xochitl rosales
    signed 2016-05-30 10:39:02 -0700
  • Guadalupe Esparza
    signed via 2016-05-09 19:04:59 -0700
  • Allyson Arganbright
    signed via 2016-05-09 12:58:32 -0700
    Ally Arganbright
  • Araceli Becerra
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-09 11:36:03 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Araceli Becerra
    signed via 2016-05-09 11:35:24 -0700
  • Mayra Esparza
    signed via 2016-05-09 09:40:38 -0700
    Mayra Esparza
  • Shirley Trevino
    signed 2016-05-09 07:43:56 -0700
    Establishment of Ethnic Studies Programs in all schools throughout the nation are long overdue!
  • Jessica Vargas
    signed via 2016-05-09 00:16:58 -0700
  • Magali Ceballos
    signed via 2016-05-08 23:28:25 -0700
  • Isabel Salazar
    signed via 2016-05-08 22:16:34 -0700
  • Dalila Sepulveda
    signed via 2016-05-08 22:12:31 -0700

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