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.

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  • Gabriela Padilla
    signed via 2016-02-18 12:19:44 -0800
  • Bethany Rivard
    signed 2016-02-18 12:18:41 -0800
  • Lucy Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-18 12:00:53 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • lucia Garcia
    signed 2016-02-18 12:00:08 -0800
  • Margarita Berta-Avila
    signed 2016-02-18 11:06:50 -0800
  • Jacquelyn V Reza
    signed 2016-02-18 10:46:26 -0800
  • jessica De Leon
    signed 2016-02-18 08:44:23 -0800
  • Elena Tomasetti
    signed via 2016-02-18 07:09:10 -0800
    The only way I learned about ethnic studies was in college. What about those who never attend? Knowledge is power.
  • stephen rochelle
    signed 2016-02-18 05:04:50 -0800
  • jose gonzalez
    signed 2016-02-18 04:08:31 -0800
    jose gonzalez
  • Michael Ponsler
    signed via 2016-02-18 03:33:15 -0800
  • Brian Crowell
    signed via 2016-02-18 01:56:35 -0800
  • Ryan Leuta
    signed 2016-02-18 01:31:06 -0800
  • Cathy L Cory
    signed via 2016-02-18 00:13:09 -0800
    CATHY CORY
  • Faby Gonzalez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-18 00:11:14 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Fabiola Gonzalez
    signed 2016-02-18 00:10:54 -0800
  • Veronica Valadez
    signed 2016-02-17 23:34:34 -0800
  • aimee molina
    signed via 2016-02-17 23:02:37 -0800
  • Mirella Flores
    signed 2016-02-17 22:45:54 -0800
  • Jesse Aguilar
    signed 2016-02-17 22:44:13 -0800
  • Liliana Hakim
    signed via 2016-02-17 22:32:56 -0800
  • Sean Arce
    signed 2016-02-17 22:27:04 -0800
  • Kayla Click
    signed via 2016-02-17 22:22:54 -0800
  • Sean Abajian
    signed 2016-02-17 22:21:00 -0800
  • Luis Rodriguez
    signed via 2016-02-17 22:17:55 -0800
    Luis Rodriguez
  • Kayla Mains
    signed via 2016-02-17 22:11:59 -0800
  • Kevin Sarabia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-17 22:08:03 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Kevin Sarabia
    signed via 2016-02-17 22:07:40 -0800
  • Christian Murray
    signed 2016-02-17 22:01:02 -0800
  • River Peace
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-17 21:52:00 -0800
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!

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