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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1,054 SIGNATURES
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  • Colin Kimzey
    signed 2016-07-05 18:18:27 -0700
  • Veronica Miranda
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-05 17:22:01 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Veronica Miranda
    signed 2016-07-05 17:17:47 -0700
  • Susan Tsosie
    signed 2016-07-05 16:51:44 -0700
  • Maritza Del Razo
    signed 2016-07-05 16:47:03 -0700
  • Saul Alejo
    signed 2016-07-05 16:41:08 -0700
  • Natalie Bagaporo
    signed 2016-07-05 16:33:12 -0700
  • Ron Muriera
    signed 2016-07-05 16:24:51 -0700
    I was socialized and politicized courtesy of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. Other students shouldn’t have to wait until college to learn about our stories, histories and contributions.
  • Rosalba Adame Leon
    signed 2016-07-05 15:23:05 -0700
  • Judy Wu
    signed 2016-07-05 15:16:57 -0700
  • Guadalupe Carrasco
    signed 2016-07-05 15:08:04 -0700
  • Mario Garcia
    signed 2016-07-05 15:05:05 -0700
  • Jonathan Karpf
    signed 2016-07-05 15:03:09 -0700
  • Tracie Noriega
    signed 2016-07-05 14:59:37 -0700
  • Ayde Bravo Berrios
    signed 2016-07-05 14:54:48 -0700
    I support ethnic studies in public schools!
  • Veronica Macias
    signed 2016-07-05 14:31:14 -0700
  • Judith Perez-Torres
    signed 2016-07-05 14:23:53 -0700
  • Janice Jordan
    signed via 2016-07-05 14:00:20 -0700
    1978-1979 I was a student at Horace Mann, Jr. High School in East San Diego. I was also a student of an Ethnic Studies Course, which I fondly remember. Ethnic Studies Classes in 1978-1979 were a moment of real time of post-processing and of daily life insight. Yes, please give every student an opportunity to live outside their personal leans and what I was fortunate enough to experience.
  • Valerie Lo
    signed 2016-07-05 13:29:43 -0700
  • Kimberly Gama
    signed 2016-07-05 13:11:14 -0700
  • veronica bernal
    signed 2016-07-05 13:02:46 -0700
  • Makayla Lockwood
    signed 2016-07-05 13:02:26 -0700
  • Anna Flores
    signed 2016-07-05 12:38:21 -0700
  • Yomaria De Santiago
    signed 2016-07-05 12:20:31 -0700
  • Andrea Manrique
    signed 2016-07-05 12:19:17 -0700
  • Vincent Saephan
    signed 2016-07-05 11:53:31 -0700
  • Lorena Campos
    signed via 2016-07-05 11:47:20 -0700
  • Carla Barela-Bloom
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-05 11:44:53 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Carla Barela-Bloom
    signed 2016-07-05 11:44:26 -0700
  • Brett Shears
    signed 2016-07-05 11:44:15 -0700
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