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.

Who's signing

Koryeh Cobb
Enrique Aguilar
Rebekah Wilson
Timothy Chen
April Muñoz
Nicole Scimia
Abigail Aseo
Alex Nguyen
Elizabeth Barham
Benjamin Lomeli
1,045 signatures

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  • Liz Ruvalcaba
    signed via 2015-11-12 08:52:08 -0800
    This is important for our generations to knowledge from their roots and find identity.
  • Luis 'xago' Juarez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-11 23:25:32 -0800
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  • Luis Juárez
    signed 2015-11-11 23:24:53 -0800
  • Idali Lopez
    signed 2015-11-10 21:54:20 -0800
  • Penelope Vicuna
    signed 2015-11-09 17:10:43 -0800
  • Manuel Marquez
    signed 2015-11-05 07:15:38 -0800
  • Minnie Taylor
    signed 2015-11-02 19:11:03 -0800
  • Koryeh Cobb
    signed 2015-11-02 16:43:00 -0800
  • Enrique Aguilar
    signed 2015-11-02 16:42:16 -0800
  • Rebekah Wilson
    signed 2015-11-01 15:39:26 -0800
  • Abraham Zepeda
    signed via 2015-10-29 14:39:43 -0700
    Mathew Dunkle is beast !
  • Alfonso Palacios
    signed 2015-10-26 01:28:08 -0700
  • Richard Herrera
    signed via 2015-10-24 12:49:17 -0700
  • Rebecca Rodriguez
    signed 2015-10-20 10:12:27 -0700
  • Timothy Chen
    signed 2015-10-16 20:58:43 -0700
    As a somewhat recent high school graduate (class of ’12), was robbed of the chance to understand how Asians in America played significant roles in this country. People of color are invisible in our history books, and we need to rectify that immediately.
  • April Muñoz
    signed via 2015-10-15 21:07:11 -0700
  • Marina Laverdy
    signed 2015-10-14 11:09:18 -0700
  • Rianna Bravo
    signed 2015-10-13 16:42:15 -0700
  • Sheba Lo
    signed via 2015-10-12 11:33:52 -0700
    I see, first hand, what ethnic studies does for people of color every single day. I watch the transformations based on a truly inclusive curriculum – something all students should have had from the very beginning. Students can grow as critical thinkers when they understand history, the structures of society, and the culture of the people around them. The most important aspect of ethnic studies is for the students to have pride in themselves – something they are largely unable to obtain from the negative imagery they see about themselves through almost every aspect of the media. This – more than anything else – is life-changing.
  • Rhommel Canare
    signed via 2015-10-12 00:19:58 -0700
  • Nicole Scimia
    signed 2015-10-11 22:54:07 -0700
  • Eugene Luzong
    signed via 2015-10-11 13:14:49 -0700
  • Abigail Aseo
    signed via 2015-10-11 12:34:43 -0700
  • Gio Viray
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-11 12:32:47 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Carl Viray
    signed via 2015-10-11 12:31:48 -0700
  • Teresa Macias
    signed 2015-10-11 12:20:32 -0700
    This bill would greatly benefit the new generation of students.
  • Alex Nguyen
    signed via 2015-10-10 22:58:41 -0700
  • Elizabeth Barham
    signed via 2015-10-10 21:13:06 -0700
  • Benjamin Lomeli
    signed via 2015-10-10 20:57:20 -0700
  • Michelle Bac
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-10 18:30:41 -0700
    Y'all should sign this. Our governor is trying to veto AB 101 when it would provide high schoolers with a statewide ethnic studies curriculum. No more waiting till college to become aware...