Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

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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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1,254 SIGNATURES
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  • signed via 2018-06-19 20:05:14 -0700
  • signed 2018-06-18 20:57:28 -0700
    Gustavo Gonzalez
  • signed 2018-06-18 19:11:06 -0700
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-17 14:27:02 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • signed 2018-06-17 14:26:33 -0700
    Kiandra Dillon
  • signed via 2018-06-15 10:21:47 -0700
  • signed 2018-06-15 09:59:13 -0700
    I have supported Ethnic Studies since 1969 and El Plan de Santa Barbara, as a result when I became a high school counselor in 1976 I developed a counseling tool "Self esteem and identity formation through literature. In 2016 I opened my own Chicano Research Center to help my community research it’s past, genealogy, and current affairs.
  • signed 2018-06-15 01:46:06 -0700
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  • signed 2018-06-14 19:20:12 -0700
  • signed 2018-06-14 18:52:13 -0700
    I grew up in Silicon Valley and found it ridiculous that I had to wait until college to learn my own history. I wholly support ethnic studies at the high school level.
  • signed 2018-06-14 15:01:50 -0700
  • signed 2018-06-14 13:05:29 -0700
    We must continue to educate students about their history.
  • signed 2018-06-14 11:06:17 -0700
    Yes, I support ethnic Studies for everyone.
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  • signed 2018-06-13 10:42:59 -0700
    Every child should be exposed to all cultures.

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