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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  • Gregorio Pantoja
    signed 2019-03-05 10:32:11 -0800
  • Ramon Vasquez
    signed 2019-03-05 10:30:19 -0800
  • Michael Sagehorn
    signed 2019-03-05 10:23:19 -0800
    Michael Sagehorn
  • Frank Adamson
    signed 2019-03-05 10:06:23 -0800
  • Abraham Ignacio
    signed 2019-03-05 10:05:21 -0800
  • Loni English
    signed 2019-03-05 10:03:53 -0800
  • Wesley Sosa
    signed 2019-03-05 09:57:31 -0800
  • Naqiba Gregory
    signed 2019-03-05 09:54:15 -0800
  • Glenn Omatsu
    signed 2019-03-05 09:53:34 -0800
  • Daniel Aniciete
    signed 2019-03-05 09:49:01 -0800
  • Wayne Jopanda
    signed 2019-03-05 09:48:40 -0800
    Wayne Jopanda
  • Sara Ross
    signed 2019-03-05 09:45:42 -0800
  • Betsy Paredes
    signed 2019-03-05 09:45:10 -0800
  • Eugene Hernandez
    signed 2019-03-05 09:37:54 -0800
    EUGENE HERNANDEZ
  • Brittany Aronson
    signed 2019-03-05 09:26:45 -0800
    BRITTANY ARONSON
  • Lisa King
    signed 2019-03-05 09:25:42 -0800
    Lisa King
  • Dennis Lopez
    signed 2019-03-05 09:17:28 -0800
    Dennis Lopez
  • David Chavez
    signed 2019-03-05 09:15:54 -0800
    As a member of the California Teachers Association and as a parent of a public school student I believe passing AB331 is key to ensuring our next generation is competent in furthering diversity and inclusion in our society. Having this requirement will also ensure students of color like my child learn about their own history and contributions to society and the challenges that continue to exist in creating a more social just world.
  • Monica Garcia
    signed 2019-03-05 09:14:05 -0800
    ETHNIC STUDIES NOW!
  • Racquel Sanchez
    signed 2019-03-05 09:05:17 -0800
    Racquel Sanchez
  • WIlliam De La Torre
    signed 2019-03-05 09:03:59 -0800
  • Yulil Alonso-Garza
    @Yulil_A_Garza tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-05 09:03:02 -0800
  • Yulil Alonso-Garza
    signed 2019-03-05 09:02:36 -0800
  • Yvette Latunde
    signed 2019-03-05 08:56:18 -0800
    Yvette I Latunde
  • Joyce Nakamura
    signed 2019-03-05 08:54:42 -0800
  • Neil Small
    signed 2019-03-05 08:35:02 -0800
    Let’s make this happen
  • Elizabeth Evans
    signed 2019-03-05 08:30:24 -0800
    Elizabeth Evans
  • Shannon Gleason
    signed 2019-03-05 08:26:59 -0800
  • Elizabeth Cortez
    signed 2019-03-05 08:26:49 -0800
  • Alice Hays
    signed 2019-03-05 08:25:31 -0800

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