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

Veronica Ramirez
Bradley Boovy
Ann Magennis
Claudine Montes
Alara MacGillivray
Manuel          G Montes
Emily Rubin
Lisette Torres-Gerald
Anna Campos
Blair Bacon
James Juarez
1,043 signatures

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  • Elizabeth Ferrari
    signed 2015-09-07 12:15:18 -0700
    Let’s support equality beginning in our schools.
  • John Okura
    signed 2015-09-07 09:55:28 -0700
  • Robert Anders
    signed 2015-09-07 07:10:30 -0700
  • Linda Olvera
    signed 2015-09-06 21:53:16 -0700
    Let the truth in our ethnic history abound for students!
  • Craig Cook
    signed 2015-09-06 18:58:42 -0700
    #SAVE ETHNICSTUDIES
  • Ray Black
    signed via 2015-09-06 14:23:31 -0700
  • Ezra Cadena
    signed 2015-09-06 07:27:13 -0700
  • Gabrielle Jackson
    signed 2015-09-05 09:13:03 -0700
    Knowing the history of the people is crucial to understanding the present political and social situation. Let the stories be told.
  • Patrick Barrett
    signed 2015-09-04 21:23:31 -0700
  • Veronica Ramirez
    signed 2015-09-04 15:58:39 -0700
  • Bradley Boovy
    signed via 2015-09-04 12:22:40 -0700
  • Ann Magennis
    signed via 2015-09-04 11:10:36 -0700
  • Claudine Montes
    signed 2015-09-04 05:08:51 -0700
  • Maggie Hundley
    signed 2015-09-03 22:19:12 -0700
  • Alara MacGillivray
    signed 2015-09-03 22:07:48 -0700
  • Jullisa Camacho
    signed 2015-09-03 21:19:03 -0700
  • Manuel          G Montes
    signed via 2015-09-03 20:01:28 -0700
  • Robert Thompson
    signed via 2015-09-03 17:50:25 -0700
  • Emily Rubin
    signed via 2015-09-03 12:53:58 -0700
  • Charlene Martinez
    signed via 2015-09-03 12:23:24 -0700
  • Lisette Torres-Gerald
    signed via 2015-09-03 11:11:11 -0700
  • Maria Guzman
    signed 2015-09-03 10:26:21 -0700
  • EdianBlair Schofield
    signed 2015-09-03 09:48:16 -0700
  • Victor Camacho
    signed 2015-09-03 09:18:57 -0700
  • Anna Campos
    signed 2015-09-03 08:00:55 -0700
  • Teresa Godinez-Avila
    signed 2015-09-03 06:25:13 -0700
  • Blair Bacon
    signed via 2015-09-03 05:16:22 -0700
  • James Valdez
    signed 2015-09-03 01:47:50 -0700
  • James Juarez
    signed 2015-09-03 01:08:18 -0700
    As a future educator earning my Master’s Degree, I find it important not to diminish the number of classes available to students. Offering different classes allows students to broaden their education and increase the likelihood of discovering an early interest. Offering different classes also allows more opportunities for potential educators looking to enter the teaching career field.
  • Rosaura Luna
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 23:07:21 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101

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