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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1,202 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • r catania
    signed 2019-03-05 14:19:17 -0800
  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2019-03-05 14:16:12 -0800
    Raul Anorve
  • Jamie Barnhill
    signed 2019-03-05 14:07:00 -0800
  • Brieanne Buttner
    signed 2019-03-05 13:49:22 -0800
  • Chloriza Avila
    signed 2019-03-05 13:36:50 -0800
    know hxstory, know self
  • Ivy Yuson
    signed 2019-03-05 13:21:55 -0800
  • Leslie Vazquez
    signed 2019-03-05 13:07:34 -0800
    Leslie Vazquez
  • Ken Tang
    signed 2019-03-05 13:00:07 -0800
  • Billie Joe Wright
    signed 2019-03-05 12:59:36 -0800
    Strongly support and know as an educator the importance of inclusive learning.
  • Kenneth Monteiro
    signed 2019-03-05 12:55:16 -0800
  • Gregg Fritchle
    signed 2019-03-05 12:50:09 -0800
    Gregg Fritchle
  • Sandra Suzuki
    signed 2019-03-05 12:46:25 -0800
  • Cynthia Garcia-Doane
    signed 2019-03-05 12:35:03 -0800
    Cynthia Garcia-Doane
  • Alisha Sanchez
    signed 2019-03-05 12:28:21 -0800
    Alisha Sanchez
  • Jose Ballesteros
    signed 2019-03-05 12:22:21 -0800
  • Andres Sánchez Corona
    signed 2019-03-05 12:20:21 -0800
    Give us ethnic studies now!!!!
  • Alberto Ochoa
    signed 2019-03-05 12:10:24 -0800
    In strong support of AB 331, a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024. Will promote awareness and civic engagement in our school communities.
  • Marilyn Flores
    signed 2019-03-05 11:50:37 -0800
  • Noriko Kakue
    signed 2019-03-05 11:40:02 -0800
  • Ellen Carey
    signed 2019-03-05 11:37:44 -0800
  • Rosa Garcia
    signed 2019-03-05 11:35:18 -0800
  • Abigail Benitez
    signed 2019-03-05 11:35:03 -0800
    Abigail A. Benitez
  • Harry Langenbacher
    signed 2019-03-05 11:19:01 -0800
    Ignorance breeds fear, and fear brings hate. Knowledge provides understanding and eliminates the effects of ignorance. We need this to bring peace to our diverse world and our diverse communities.
  • Francisco Tamayo Jr.
    signed 2019-03-05 11:18:06 -0800
    OUR EXISTENCE IS RESISTANCE
  • Allison Weihe
    signed 2019-03-05 11:12:33 -0800
  • Mary Lou Finley
    signed 2019-03-05 11:05:19 -0800
    Mary Lou Finley
  • Frank and Mary Jane Anderson
    signed 2019-03-05 11:00:28 -0800
  • Celestina Olivas
    signed 2019-03-05 10:59:01 -0800
  • Michael Romano
    signed 2019-03-05 10:56:14 -0800
  • Theresa Montaño
    signed 2019-03-05 10:39:14 -0800

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