Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

Please CLICK HERE to send an email today to the Senate Education Committee asking them to support AB 2772 Ethnic Studies for California high schools. 

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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.

Who's signing

Todd Snyder
Joanna Wong
Juanita Perea
Melanie Perez
Kenneth Morris
Steve Nava
Kay Quan
Lorenzo Mutia
Nadine Ellis
Julie Keiffer-Lewis
William Hamm
1,459 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

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  • Melissa Pinkham
    signed via 2018-06-11 21:42:10 -0700
  • Todd Snyder
    signed 2018-06-11 21:36:29 -0700
  • Katy Garibay Salazar
    signed 2018-06-11 21:20:58 -0700
  • Stacey Busch
    signed 2018-06-11 20:36:58 -0700
  • Beatrice Dong
    signed via 2018-06-11 20:21:03 -0700
  • Joanna Wong
    signed 2018-06-11 19:45:16 -0700
  • Juanita Perea
    signed 2018-06-11 19:28:11 -0700
  • Alexia Lamarque
    signed 2018-06-11 18:55:30 -0700
  • Christine Sleeter
    signed via 2018-06-11 18:41:28 -0700
  • Melanie Perez
    signed via 2018-06-11 18:14:15 -0700
  • Joseph Chang
    signed 2018-06-11 17:51:58 -0700
    JOSEPH CHANG
  • Kenneth Morris
    signed 2018-06-11 17:38:03 -0700
  • Kesa Kivel
    signed 2018-06-11 17:32:47 -0700
  • Steve Nava
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 17:28:30 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Steve Nava
    signed 2018-06-11 17:28:02 -0700
    Ethnic Studies creates badly needed community-building opportunities on college campuses all over the nation.
  • Kristin Viada
    signed 2018-06-11 17:21:41 -0700
  • Kay Quan
    signed 2018-06-11 16:54:49 -0700
  • Lorenzo Mutia
    signed via 2018-06-11 16:47:22 -0700
  • David Mymala
    signed 2018-06-11 16:41:57 -0700
  • Jasmine Garcia
    signed 2018-06-11 16:35:40 -0700
  • Abigail Patton
    signed 2018-06-11 16:35:00 -0700
  • Nadine Ellis
    signed via 2018-06-11 16:30:25 -0700
  • Kayla Mains
    signed 2018-06-11 15:56:58 -0700
  • Julie Keiffer-Lewis
    signed 2018-06-11 15:55:22 -0700
  • Christie Guinsatao
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 15:19:25 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Christie Guinsatao
    signed 2018-06-11 15:19:05 -0700
  • Karen Chow
    signed 2018-06-11 14:41:19 -0700
  • Roxana Maldonado
    signed via 2018-06-11 14:05:11 -0700
  • Ricardo Valencia
    signed 2018-06-11 13:58:23 -0700
    Ethnic Studies is good for all students because it motivates students to embrace diversity and serve their communities. The research out of Stanford University and the NEA is clear: Ethnic Studies improves college-going rates and honors the humanity of all people.
  • William Hamm
    signed via 2018-06-11 13:53:36 -0700

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