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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  • Isabel DeHaro
    signed 2016-07-08 23:51:19 -0700
  • Jasmine Alvarez
    signed 2016-07-08 21:18:32 -0700
  • Margaret Traylor
    signed 2016-07-08 18:33:19 -0700
  • Yazmin Rios
    signed 2016-07-08 17:54:30 -0700
  • Gennesis Gallegos
    signed 2016-07-08 17:32:49 -0700
  • Sabrina Rabaneh
    signed 2016-07-08 13:53:14 -0700
  • Lynn Pardo
    signed 2016-07-08 13:00:25 -0700
  • Brittany Pinales
    signed 2016-07-08 06:20:15 -0700
    Brittany Pinales
  • Miguel Lopez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 14:03:10 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Miguel Lopez
    signed 2016-07-07 14:02:49 -0700
  • Jullean Cardenas
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-07 13:21:37 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Jullean Cardenas
    signed 2016-07-07 13:21:11 -0700
  • ChristiAnn Marrón
    signed 2016-07-07 09:37:20 -0700
  • Ramon Gomez
    signed 2016-07-07 09:22:15 -0700
  • Matthew Moor
    signed 2016-07-07 09:19:57 -0700
  • Marcela De La Cruz
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-06 22:33:02 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Marcela De La Cruz
    signed 2016-07-06 22:32:32 -0700
  • Joan Kramer
    signed via 2016-07-06 20:03:40 -0700
  • jim soliz
    signed 2016-07-06 19:55:57 -0700
  • Cynthia Garcia-Doane
    signed 2016-07-06 16:12:32 -0700
  • Joey Pangilinan
    signed via 2016-07-06 16:03:31 -0700
  • Maria Nieto
    signed 2016-07-06 15:32:21 -0700
    Maria Nieto
  • Elias Serna
    signed 2016-07-06 15:12:37 -0700
    As the recent Stanford study, the Sleeter study, and the Tucson Mexican American Studies program all demonstrated, Ethnic Studies improves engagement, self knowledge and self esteem, academic performance, a college-going identity, and civic responsibility among all students (Whites too). This is important in a state where the majority of students are now Chicano/Latino. Please do the right thing, as responsible adults, and pass this law. We are NOT Arizona, we do not fear our students nor do we resent non-white groups.
  • Roberto Saldivar
    signed 2016-07-06 14:18:53 -0700
  • Marti Schrank
    signed 2016-07-06 13:20:58 -0700
  • Amtonio Perales del Hierro
    signed 2016-07-06 09:45:24 -0700
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  • Tina Bobadilla-Mastel
    signed 2016-07-06 09:05:19 -0700
  • Monica Parker
    signed 2016-07-06 05:46:42 -0700
    I signed as a concerned citizen in support of ethnic studies.
  • Arnelle Sambile
    signed 2016-07-06 02:08:56 -0700
  • Cathy Realegeno
    signed 2016-07-05 22:50:46 -0700

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