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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  • Debbie Alter-Starr
    signed 2015-09-11 08:05:50 -0700
  • Isabel Lopez
    signed 2015-09-11 05:46:27 -0700
  • Emilio Zavala
    signed 2015-09-10 14:34:48 -0700
  • Suguey Hernandez
    signed 2015-09-10 12:30:51 -0700
  • Yasmin Flores
    signed 2015-09-10 12:19:18 -0700
  • Rolinda Bailey
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-10 11:27:59 -0700
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  • Rolinda Bailey
    signed 2015-09-10 11:27:23 -0700
    California is comprised of many cultures…that is representative of how the United States has been created! Therefore, teaching our future generations how to understand, appreciate, and communicate with the various cultures IS a very important aspect of their education!
  • Mary Contreras
    signed 2015-09-10 10:03:14 -0700
  • Miguel Jimenez
    signed 2015-09-10 08:11:44 -0700
  • Linda Romero
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-09 21:45:49 -0700
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  • Linda Romero
    signed 2015-09-09 21:45:04 -0700
  • Elizabeth Ferrari
    signed 2015-09-09 19:04:27 -0700
  • Melissa Canlas
    signed via 2015-09-09 10:47:47 -0700
  • Iris Edinger
    signed 2015-09-09 10:36:36 -0700
  • Julius Thomas
    signed 2015-09-08 17:53:40 -0700
  • miguel martinez
    signed 2015-09-07 23:32:16 -0700
  • Estefany Garcia
    signed 2015-09-07 23:22:01 -0700
  • Marylee Montano
    signed via 2015-09-07 22:56:17 -0700
  • Jamie Wolf
    signed 2015-09-07 21:53:01 -0700
  • steven estrada
    signed 2015-09-07 21:43:35 -0700
  • Cheryl Ortega
    signed 2015-09-07 20:11:44 -0700
  • Eleanore Stovall
    signed 2015-09-07 18:45:48 -0700
  • ernesto vigil
    signed 2015-09-07 17:38:59 -0700
    Free to tuition for the UC nd CSU systems; drop CSUN impending ties w/UNAM, which is intended to undermine CSUN’s CHicana/o Studies Dept.
  • Johanna Lopez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-07 16:18:06 -0700
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  • Johanna Lopez
    signed 2015-09-07 16:17:51 -0700
  • Michelle Cohen
    signed 2015-09-07 16:12:36 -0700
  • James Work
    signed 2015-09-07 15:42:57 -0700
  • Zacarias Gonzalez
    signed via 2015-09-07 14:12:19 -0700
  • Scott Davis
    signed 2015-09-07 13:56:48 -0700
  • Maria Ponce
    signed 2015-09-07 13:52:39 -0700

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