PETITION AB 2016 Ethnic Studies

*** UPDATE *** AB 2016 was signed into law on September 13, 2016 by Governor Brown! Click here to download the full text of the law ---> DOWNLOAD

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I support AB 2016, which instructs the Superintendent to establish a model curriculum for Ethnic Studies beginning the school year of 2017-18. Beginning with the school year after the development of the model curriculum, each school district with grade 9-12 will be required to offer the class to their students as an elective for social science.

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 the state’s school districts

Given California’s annual increase in population 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 all 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

Adriana Ahumada
Elaine Boyd
Antonio Barrios
Santos Pacheco
Allina Mojarro
Jesse Moya
James Waterhouse
Akira Dann
Enrique Figueroa
Sergio Dacaret
Michell Redfoot
1,061 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Adriana Ahumada
    signed via 2016-02-22 09:43:08 -0800
  • George A. Aguilar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-22 09:04:37 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • George A. Aguilar
    @GeorgeAguilar4 tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-22 09:04:34 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this! http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2016?recruiter_id=39462
  • George Aguilar
    signed 2016-02-22 09:02:07 -0800
    LULAC of the Inland Empire and various groups are working are working district by district to implement Ethnic Studies because of our strong belief in it.
  • Kelly Flores
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-22 08:45:12 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Elaine Boyd
    signed 2016-02-22 00:37:10 -0800
  • Antonio Barrios
    signed 2016-02-21 21:53:47 -0800
  • Jose Maldonado
    signed 2016-02-21 21:00:36 -0800
  • Santos Pacheco
    signed via 2016-02-21 20:53:43 -0800
  • Jesus Ramirez
    signed 2016-02-21 20:41:00 -0800
    Jesus Ramirez
  • demi luna
    signed 2016-02-21 20:24:28 -0800
    demi luna
  • Ricky Coronado
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-21 20:21:27 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Rodrigo Valles
    signed 2016-02-21 19:39:58 -0800
  • Vincent Vasquez
    signed 2016-02-21 16:43:57 -0800
  • Allina Mojarro
    signed 2016-02-21 16:17:32 -0800
  • Tomaza Morales-Perez
    signed 2016-02-21 15:52:37 -0800
  • Jesse Moya
    signed 2016-02-21 15:51:13 -0800
  • James Waterhouse
    signed via 2016-02-21 15:10:01 -0800
  • giselle cunanan
    signed 2016-02-21 14:09:43 -0800
  • Allison Maires
    signed via 2016-02-21 10:42:50 -0800
    Allison Maires
  • Timothy Doherty
    signed via 2016-02-21 09:28:32 -0800
    Timothy Doherty
  • Akira Dann
    signed via 2016-02-21 09:07:13 -0800
  • Rick Coronado
    signed 2016-02-20 23:19:29 -0800
  • Enrique Figueroa
    signed 2016-02-20 22:32:42 -0800
  • Sergio Dacaret
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-20 21:56:30 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Sergio Dacaret
    signed 2016-02-20 21:55:56 -0800
  • Claudia Cano
    signed 2016-02-20 21:01:18 -0800
  • Michell Redfoot
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-20 20:35:01 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Michell Redfoot
    signed 2016-02-20 20:34:32 -0800
  • Jan Dietrick
    signed 2016-02-20 19:58:44 -0800

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