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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  • Raymond Lee
    signed 2015-10-10 14:45:35 -0700
  • Eric Chavez
    signed via 2015-10-10 12:00:55 -0700
    I stand behind AB 101, students have a right to learn about ethnic studies and to be able to expand their knowledge and understanding.
  • Tomasita Medál
    signed via 2015-10-10 07:38:12 -0700
  • Judy Yu
    signed 2015-10-10 02:57:39 -0700
  • Susie Woo
    signed via 2015-10-09 22:40:45 -0700
  • Heather Thorner
    signed 2015-10-09 21:41:48 -0700
  • Lorenzo Mutia
    signed via 2015-10-09 20:44:19 -0700
    Ethnic Studies can enrich the history already taught in our schools and motivate students of color if done right.
  • Carolyn Sideco
    signed 2015-10-09 20:26:46 -0700
  • Jose Estrada
    signed via 2015-10-09 19:20:21 -0700
  • Monique M. S
    @Momo__snooks tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-09 18:18:07 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101 http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab101petition?recruiter_id=37639
  • Monique Sandoval
    signed 2015-10-09 18:17:29 -0700
  • Sharon Sekhon
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-09 18:11:24 -0700
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  • Sharon Sekhon
    signed 2015-10-09 18:11:10 -0700
  • Gina Masequesmay
    signed 2015-10-09 17:29:28 -0700
  • Richard Jong
    signed 2015-10-09 17:01:37 -0700
  • Eugene Fujimoto
    signed via 2015-10-09 16:52:28 -0700
  • David Yoo
    signed 2015-10-09 16:16:58 -0700
  • Barbara Kim
    signed via 2015-10-09 16:06:32 -0700
  • Patricio R. Urbi
    signed 2015-10-09 14:45:04 -0700
  • Belen Magers
    signed 2015-10-09 14:41:48 -0700
  • Oscar Penaranda
    signed 2015-10-09 13:06:15 -0700
  • Teri Gruenwald
    signed 2015-10-09 12:59:23 -0700
  • Jessie Mcloy
    signed 2015-10-09 12:58:16 -0700
  • Nicole Tancioco
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-09 12:47:05 -0700
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  • Nicole Tancioco
    signed 2015-10-09 12:46:24 -0700
  • Adelina Tancioco
    signed 2015-10-09 12:22:52 -0700
  • Eileen Whitlock
    signed 2015-10-09 12:12:45 -0700
  • Patricia Puckett
    signed 2015-10-09 12:03:37 -0700
  • Tracie Noriega
    signed 2015-10-09 11:25:42 -0700
    Our school district, New Haven Unified, passed a Board policy and Admin.Regs on Equity. This includes culturally responsive pedagogy and culturally relevant curriculum. These courses at our high school have proved successful for our students and must be included at all grade levels.
  • Eliza Noh
    signed 2015-10-09 11:11:58 -0700

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