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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  • Victoria Gavia
    signed 2015-09-15 07:48:56 -0700
  • Irene favila
    signed via 2015-09-15 07:28:29 -0700
    Our students need to know their history .
  • Sayeg Hernandez
    signed 2015-09-14 22:18:30 -0700
  • Monica Navarro
    signed 2015-09-14 20:20:12 -0700
  • Yiann Chou
    signed 2015-09-14 17:13:01 -0700
  • Karym Sanchez
    signed 2015-09-14 17:02:04 -0700
  • Tony "El Librotraficante" Diaz
    signed 2015-09-14 15:31:59 -0700
  • Denise Chávez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-14 14:48:31 -0700
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  • Denise Chavez
    signed 2015-09-14 14:48:02 -0700
  • Carroll Conley
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-14 14:44:27 -0700
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  • Caroll Conley
    signed via 2015-09-14 14:43:46 -0700
  • Julie O'Loughlin
    signed 2015-09-14 10:34:02 -0700
  • Nelson Maldonado
    signed 2015-09-14 06:47:34 -0700
  • Jillian Rollins
    signed 2015-09-13 17:40:04 -0700
  • Bethany Carter
    signed 2015-09-13 09:40:18 -0700
    Please give our children a chance
  • Jonathan Baca
    signed 2015-09-12 19:02:51 -0700
  • Dominique Pepin
    signed via 2015-09-12 16:37:31 -0700
  • Ernesto Gutierrez
    signed via 2015-09-11 20:32:44 -0700
  • Gina Fetta
    signed 2015-09-11 19:52:23 -0700
  • Felicia Escalona
    signed 2015-09-11 18:28:49 -0700
  • Guadalupe Marin
    signed 2015-09-11 16:50:03 -0700
  • Helena Alaghband
    signed 2015-09-11 15:11:03 -0700
  • Hugo Guillen
    signed 2015-09-11 13:03:36 -0700
  • Leo Alaghband
    signed 2015-09-11 10:57:11 -0700
  • Arturo Gutierrez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-11 10:27:12 -0700
    We should be learning our History. Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Arturo Gutierrez
    signed via 2015-09-11 10:24:22 -0700
    It’s time we learn our history.
  • Laura Hasbun
    signed 2015-09-11 10:06:12 -0700
  • Jonethan Dowdley
    signed 2015-09-11 09:48:52 -0700
    I believe this course will benefit all students.
  • Frances Paz
    signed 2015-09-11 09:06:01 -0700
  • Catherine Bradshaw
    signed 2015-09-11 08:08:02 -0700

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