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.

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1,439 SIGNATURES
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  • Marisa Johnson
    signed via 2018-06-13 14:29:49 -0700
  • Antonio Benitez
    signed 2018-06-13 13:58:23 -0700
  • Ruben Gonzalez
    signed 2018-06-13 13:55:07 -0700
  • JoAnne Villagrana
    signed via 2018-06-13 13:38:15 -0700
  • Debbie Lachino
    signed 2018-06-13 12:26:12 -0700
  • Laurie Grossman
    signed 2018-06-13 10:42:59 -0700
    Every child should be exposed to all cultures.
  • Katherine Miller
    signed via 2018-06-13 10:30:06 -0700
  • Carolyn Howard
    signed 2018-06-13 10:19:57 -0700
    Such course work would continue to help those students in our fractured society learn from each other.
  • angelina manriquez
    signed 2018-06-13 09:55:09 -0700
  • Charlie Tian
    signed via 2018-06-13 09:00:49 -0700
  • Becca Sweitzer
    signed via 2018-06-13 08:08:44 -0700
  • Nicole Ulakovic
    signed via 2018-06-13 08:03:44 -0700
  • Stephanie Luna-Lopez
    signed 2018-06-13 08:03:10 -0700
  • Barbara Moreno-Lane
    signed via 2018-06-13 07:59:12 -0700
  • Cesar Encinares
    signed via 2018-06-13 07:39:05 -0700
    I strongly support this petition. May it be given priority as an integral part of high school classroom diversity.
  • Michelle Johnston
    signed via 2018-06-13 06:46:49 -0700
  • Tommy Woon
    signed 2018-06-13 05:51:35 -0700
  • Shannon Deloso
    signed 2018-06-12 23:42:00 -0700
  • Isla Covarrubias
    signed 2018-06-12 22:46:09 -0700
  • Stephanie Johnson
    signed 2018-06-12 22:42:34 -0700
  • Paulina Acosta
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-12 21:10:39 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Paulina Acosta
    signed 2018-06-12 21:10:04 -0700
  • Sean Tangco
    signed 2018-06-12 20:36:54 -0700
    Sean Tangco
  • Angele Boykin
    signed 2018-06-12 19:14:52 -0700
  • leonel Alvarado
    signed 2018-06-12 17:34:01 -0700
  • Tommy Navarrette
    signed 2018-06-12 16:23:31 -0700
    This is an amazing opportunity to teach our youth about their indigenous ancestry. It is absolutely imperative that we push this through.
  • Victoria Clamor
    signed via 2018-06-12 15:50:10 -0700
  • Fr.  Toting Tronco
    signed via 2018-06-12 14:56:46 -0700
  • Mike Yasmer
    signed via 2018-06-12 14:54:14 -0700
    Mike Yasmer
  • H. Saron Anglon-Coleman
    signed 2018-06-12 14:53:26 -0700

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