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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  • George Grinauer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 14:57:32 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • George Grinauer
    signed 2016-06-24 14:57:10 -0700
  • Cindy Cardoza
    signed via 2016-06-24 14:56:16 -0700
  • Arturo Zepeda Tavares
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 14:43:59 -0700
    Sign the Petiition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Arturo Zepeda
    signed 2016-06-24 14:43:13 -0700
  • Jennifer Higley-Chapman
    signed 2016-06-24 14:42:58 -0700
    As a white person I have found a broader education including ethnic studies to be invaluable in being a good member of my community. I want this for my children and my students!
  • Jennifet Diaz
    signed 2016-06-24 14:30:41 -0700
  • Sandra Sunshine Williams
    signed 2016-06-24 14:29:37 -0700
  • Johnavalos Rios
    signed 2016-06-24 14:25:38 -0700
    Ethnic Studies classes may be a matter of life and death for some youth who live in neighborhoods where the police are constantly chasing them. They need to learn and articulate why they are going through such calamity. Perhaps a Chicano Studies teacher may find the right words like say perhaps “social justice” to bring a child into transformation and develop the enthusiasm to act.
  • Vanessa Gonzalez
    signed 2016-06-24 14:24:01 -0700
  • Abdullah Deen
    signed via 2016-06-24 14:11:02 -0700
  • eddy chacon
    signed 2016-06-24 13:45:29 -0700
  • A baldonado
    signed 2016-06-24 13:38:55 -0700
  • Carol Garcia
    signed 2016-06-24 13:34:46 -0700
  • Azucena Arriaga
    signed 2016-06-24 13:34:29 -0700
  • Jenna Edra
    signed via 2016-06-24 13:12:50 -0700
  • Rachael Amaro
    signed via 2016-06-24 13:09:09 -0700
  • Alyssa Avila
    signed via 2016-06-24 13:07:20 -0700
  • Joy Hoffman
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:51:01 -0700
  • Michael De Vera
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:36:30 -0700
  • Karen Cheeks
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:28:44 -0700
  • Karla Angelica Ocampo
    signed 2016-06-24 12:28:17 -0700
  • Maria Lourdes Amparo
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:21:16 -0700
  • Gabriel Johnson
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:14:31 -0700
    I urge you to push ethnic studies.
  • Amy Tran
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:01:42 -0700
  • Angie Keam
    signed via 2016-06-24 12:00:02 -0700
  • Daniel Park
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:58:50 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Daniel Park
    signed via 2016-06-24 11:58:22 -0700
  • Patsy Jimenez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:58:06 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Aaron Jones
    signed 2016-06-24 11:57:06 -0700

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