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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  • Nayelie Quezada
    signed 2016-07-11 18:33:35 -0700
  • Cecilia Plascencia
    signed 2016-07-11 18:11:32 -0700
  • Daniella Tajimaroa
    signed 2016-07-11 17:51:54 -0700
  • Jessica Hatrick
    signed 2016-07-11 17:31:20 -0700
  • Ron Andrade
    signed 2016-07-11 17:01:45 -0700
  • Ricardo Mata
    signed 2016-07-11 16:04:40 -0700
  • Verenice Rodriguez
    signed 2016-07-11 15:44:46 -0700
  • Luis Gutierrez
    signed 2016-07-11 15:26:52 -0700
  • Jorge Zaragoza jr
    signed 2016-07-11 15:21:38 -0700
  • Ana Martinez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-11 13:53:42 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Ana Martinez
    signed 2016-07-11 13:53:08 -0700
  • Cheri Thomas
    signed 2016-07-11 13:46:16 -0700
  • Brianna Nevarez
    signed 2016-07-11 13:46:08 -0700
  • Erlyn Garcia
    signed 2016-07-11 13:29:41 -0700
  • German Octaviano
    signed 2016-07-11 13:06:47 -0700
  • Jennifer Cross
    signed 2016-07-11 11:15:47 -0700
  • José Cintrón
    signed 2016-07-11 09:09:45 -0700
  • ricardo medina
    signed 2016-07-11 08:31:34 -0700
  • Katherine Richter
    signed 2016-07-11 07:00:04 -0700
  • monica chavez
    signed 2016-07-10 14:19:36 -0700
  • Karen Cadiero-Kaplan
    signed 2016-07-10 10:01:05 -0700
  • Vilma Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-09 23:29:37 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Vilma Garcia
    @_dillwithit tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-09 23:29:34 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this! http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2016?recruiter_id=48045
  • Vilma Garcia
    signed 2016-07-09 23:27:57 -0700
  • Lupe Buell
    signed 2016-07-09 18:53:25 -0700
  • Anthony Delgado
    signed 2016-07-09 13:00:15 -0700
  • Enriqueta Lopez Ramos, PhD
    signed 2016-07-09 10:36:33 -0700
    Now more than ever we need ethnic studies in all grades: Elementary, Jr. Hi, High School and at all colleges and University. Our students need to know their history, culture and language to help them succeed in life in any profession they may choose. Just do it! If not in educational institutions, do it in the streets, churches, any where where you can united a group of people who wan to learn, there are many who want to teach Ethnic Studies Now!
  • Joseph Sykes
    signed 2016-07-09 10:21:59 -0700
  • Natalia Werkoff
    signed 2016-07-09 10:10:15 -0700
  • Grace Taylor
    signed 2016-07-09 09:29:07 -0700

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