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. 



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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  • ariela rothstein
    signed 2018-09-01 08:04:13 -0700
  • Beatriz Paez
    signed 2018-09-01 06:59:26 -0700
  • Anita Fernandez
    signed 2018-09-01 06:56:42 -0700
  • Francisco Lopez
    signed 2018-09-01 05:58:20 -0700
    I am a middle school educator. Over the past 20 years, I have seen the magnificent benefits that a positive self image has on a young scholars confidence. High self esteem allows students to develop into healthy youn men and women with huge dreams. Ethnic studies is an essential component of excellence on purpose in the classroom. Kids must see themselves reflected in the curriculum. Thank. You fro signing this crucial bill.
  • Desiree Gaytan
    signed 2018-08-31 23:30:10 -0700
    Ethnic Studies NOW! ✊🏽
  • Antonia Darder
    signed 2018-08-31 23:16:34 -0700
    Making ethnic studies a requirement in high schools is key to cultivating a classroom environment that is culturally democratic and respectful of our human diversity. Moreover, AB 2772 will support California’s youth to become more grounded in both questions of human rights and their civic responsibility as members of a deeply diverse society.
  • Diana Martinez
    signed 2018-08-31 22:51:06 -0700
  • Jorge Lopez
    signed 2018-08-31 21:42:54 -0700
  • Frank Martinez
    signed 2018-08-31 21:32:23 -0700
  • Claudia Ayala
    signed 2018-08-31 21:30:07 -0700
  • Daisy Lomeli
    signed 2018-08-31 21:23:27 -0700
  • Maria Mendez
    signed 2018-08-31 20:56:37 -0700
  • Leon Arellano
    signed 2018-08-31 20:49:54 -0700
  • Norma Ramirez
    signed 2018-08-31 20:43:18 -0700
  • Ruthie Torres
    signed 2018-08-31 20:33:54 -0700
  • Alberto Gutierrez
    signed 2018-08-31 20:11:37 -0700
    Alberto Gutierrez
  • Linus Lancaster
    signed 2018-08-15 16:15:12 -0700
  • Jason David
    signed 2018-08-13 10:36:19 -0700
  • Ismael Reynoso
    signed 2018-08-11 14:46:45 -0700
    It is essential that students of various ethnic backgrounds, their communities and systemic struggles and victories be represented through the hiring of diverse teachers and the teachings of an inclusive curriculum. A counter-narrative to the history we have taught is not a want, rather a necessity in these dire times our nation faces.
  • Benjamin Prado
    signed 2018-08-09 21:12:11 -0700
  • Staci Mitchell
    signed 2018-08-09 20:20:44 -0700
  • Eleanore Stovall
    signed 2018-08-09 20:07:00 -0700
  • Patty Enrado
    signed 2018-08-09 19:55:26 -0700
    It’s important for kids to know their heritage – to learn about it, to honor it, and to make themselves better citizens and make our state rich in culture and diversity.
  • Melissa Moreno
    signed 2018-08-09 19:46:12 -0700
    Melissa Moreno
  • David L Horne
    signed 2018-08-08 08:38:08 -0700
  • Ellie Lee
    signed 2018-08-03 16:50:05 -0700
    Ellie Y Lee
  • Daniel Gonzalez
    signed 2018-08-03 13:03:27 -0700
    Education is the key to a sustainable future!
  • Adam Lara
    signed 2018-07-23 16:16:00 -0700
  • Mary Lou Finley
    signed 2018-07-20 17:27:25 -0700
    It’s imperative that our society break free of the oppression inherent in a white supremacist culture. The most effective way to achieve that goal is to ensure all of our children learn to experience the full richness of multicultural diversity as revealed by the study of all cultures. Ethnic Studies must be a requirement for all students with an integrated curriculum at all levels. Studies have all shown the benefits to students of this course of action.
  • Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
    signed 2018-07-18 15:40:58 -0700