Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

I support AB 2772 which will add a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024.

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 District schools.

Given California’s annual increase in diversity, it is 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. Ethnic studies, promotes respect and understanding among races, supports student success and teaches critical thinking skills. Additionally the course provides students with the opportunity to learn about their respective culture in the context of California’s history.

Requiring ethnic studies to be taught in high schools is an integral part of cultivating a classroom environment that is accepting of diversity. It is vital for young people to learn about their history, it is also important for them to feel like they can contribute to their communities in positive ways. AB 2772 will help close the achievement gap by reducing student truancy and student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and better prepare Californian youth to be college prepared and career ready.

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  • signed 2018-04-21 20:13:59 -0700
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    Isaac Garrett
  • signed 2018-04-21 11:16:32 -0700
  • signed 2018-04-20 21:17:02 -0700
    Elementary through high school hardly taught us anything about ethnic groups. We need our future generations to learn about other ethnic groups besides Anglo American history.
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    Angel J Cerritos
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    Viva la raza
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  • @fayB tweeted link to this page. 2018-04-20 09:38:57 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2772?recruiter_id=48372
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  • signed 2018-04-20 08:52:56 -0700
    Yes I will because I believe that we should have the right to have Ethic Studies in class and that it counts as a course.
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    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
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    Gil Guillermo
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