AB 331 Petition

I support AB 331 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 331 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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864 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Jeffrey Ramirez
    signed 2019-09-16 09:27:26 -0700
  • Jonathan Aguirre
    signed 2019-09-08 16:43:54 -0700
    Ethnic studies changed my direction in life. Ultimately saving me.
  • Ava Wallace
    signed 2019-08-21 08:15:13 -0700
  • Alex Stattion
    signed 2019-08-17 15:46:02 -0700
  • Dona Wilkerson
    signed 2019-08-16 20:01:30 -0700
  • Ranisha Todd
    signed 2019-08-15 15:34:02 -0700
    Ranisha Todd
  • John Frazer
    signed 2019-08-15 15:33:06 -0700
  • Debra Watkins
    signed 2019-08-15 12:16:29 -0700
  • Robert Sykes
    signed 2019-08-15 09:09:29 -0700
    As a BSU Advisor and Ethnic Studies major I 100% support this!
  • Katrina Floyd-Gonzales
    signed 2019-08-15 08:59:27 -0700
  • Naazima Abdul Hamed
    signed 2019-08-14 23:33:58 -0700
  • ari marie
    signed 2019-08-14 22:48:32 -0700
  • Laneesha Senegal
    signed 2019-08-14 22:46:53 -0700
    Laneesha Senegal
  • Tyler Ximines
    signed 2019-08-14 22:27:21 -0700
  • Stephanie Bianca Miller
    signed 2019-08-14 21:49:26 -0700
  • Allison Keo
    signed 2019-08-14 21:45:09 -0700
  • Madeline Frazier
    signed 2019-08-14 21:31:12 -0700
  • Bria Cooper
    signed 2019-08-14 21:29:51 -0700
  • Lisa Haynes-Scott
    signed 2019-08-14 21:14:59 -0700
    I support the bill and the importance of the info being shared
  • Stacy Williams
    signed 2019-08-14 21:14:09 -0700
  • Karah Doyle
    signed 2019-08-14 21:04:20 -0700
  • Corrie Strong-Leyba
    signed 2019-08-14 20:51:01 -0700
  • Catherine Lewis
    signed 2019-08-14 20:49:14 -0700
    Catherine Frances Lewis
  • Sherinda Bryant
    signed 2019-08-14 20:19:02 -0700
  • Alysa Foster-Miller
    signed 2019-08-14 20:03:56 -0700
  • Nevaeh Williams
    signed 2019-08-14 19:56:46 -0700
  • Mariah Stennis
    signed 2019-08-14 19:13:15 -0700
  • Jennifer Sanders
    signed 2019-08-14 19:06:03 -0700
  • Siya Dang
    signed 2019-08-14 18:49:34 -0700
  • sierra tarango
    signed 2019-08-14 18:48:14 -0700

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