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.

Who's signing

rara watanabe
Guadalupe Piceno
Maryn Miller
Alice MacAllister
Sherry Miller
Bella Downey
Harper Ladd
Jane lana
Cassandra Baker
ty d
Kaitlin Lueke
Andrew Wolff
Sriya Reddy
Colleen Walsh
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  • Charlotte Struckhoff
    signed 2020-08-14 13:11:35 -0700
  • rara watanabe
    signed 2020-08-14 10:41:34 -0700
  • Sara Slager
    signed 2020-08-14 05:25:48 -0700
  • Guadalupe Piceno
    signed 2020-08-14 03:21:44 -0700
  • Gwhen Meneses
    signed 2020-08-13 23:32:53 -0700
  • Maryn Miller
    signed 2020-08-13 22:06:28 -0700
  • Catherine Stoehr
    signed 2020-08-13 22:00:31 -0700
  • Alice MacAllister
    signed 2020-08-13 20:49:34 -0700
  • kayenne ohno
    signed via 2020-08-13 14:12:23 -0700
  • Maria Huang
    signed via 2020-08-13 13:53:09 -0700
  • Carissa Cheng
    signed 2020-08-13 11:28:44 -0700
  • Sherry Miller
    signed 2020-08-13 11:18:44 -0700
  • Priscilla Ngo
    signed 2020-08-13 11:09:07 -0700
  • Bella Downey
    signed 2020-08-13 10:39:46 -0700
  • Kylie Cummins
    signed 2020-08-13 10:23:30 -0700
  • Tina Babst
    signed 2020-08-13 08:17:03 -0700
  • Cristina Tognotti
    signed 2020-08-13 07:56:19 -0700
  • Harper Ladd
    signed 2020-08-13 03:38:54 -0700
  • Jane lana
    signed 2020-08-13 00:14:22 -0700
  • Cassandra Baker
    signed 2020-08-13 00:01:03 -0700
  • Sarah Chittle
    signed 2020-08-12 22:48:09 -0700
  • drew petrie
    signed 2020-08-12 20:08:57 -0700
  • ty d
    signed 2020-08-12 18:45:15 -0700
  • Alexandria Erwin
    signed 2020-08-12 18:09:30 -0700
  • Kaitlin Lueke
    signed 2020-08-12 17:15:58 -0700
  • Secily Bond
    signed 2020-08-12 15:16:56 -0700
  • Andrew Wolff
    signed 2020-08-12 14:51:34 -0700
  • Sriya Reddy
    signed via 2020-08-12 11:26:13 -0700
  • Craig Castleton
    signed 2020-08-12 09:01:36 -0700
  • Colleen Walsh
    signed 2020-08-12 08:52:07 -0700

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