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

Emma Averill
Nicole Miranda
Niki McCoy
Julie Luevanos
Kayla Grimes
McKayla Faust
Deepa Gosal
Taylor Urbanek
Jorden Sobonya
Jamie Reisdorff
Reggie Rucker
Mackenzie Gann
Jennifer Beard
Julie Caliston
1,051 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • angel benson-tutu
    signed 2020-06-10 21:39:30 -0700
  • Paulina Hernandez Torres
    signed 2020-06-09 18:34:48 -0700
  • Adelaide Apostol
    signed 2020-06-07 13:16:48 -0700
  • Emma Averill
    signed 2020-06-07 12:23:56 -0700
  • Ijeoma Meremikwu
    signed 2020-06-07 12:16:55 -0700
  • Emily Zepeda
    signed 2020-06-06 13:06:38 -0700
  • Lindsay Zawrotny
    signed 2020-06-05 21:40:02 -0700
  • Nicole Miranda
    signed 2020-06-05 01:24:33 -0700
  • Niki McCoy
    signed 2020-06-04 21:41:37 -0700
  • Jason McCoy
    signed 2020-06-04 21:03:04 -0700
  • Julie Luevanos
    signed via 2020-06-04 19:29:23 -0700
  • Rana Bartee
    signed via 2020-06-04 17:00:52 -0700
  • Renaldo Rucker
    signed 2020-06-04 12:27:39 -0700
    Please incorporate the cultural programs/clubs in the California State Content Standards in similar/same fashion as other school programs/clubs in order to make co-curricular (ie, FFA and FBLA).
  • Kayla Grimes
    signed via 2020-06-04 09:45:12 -0700
  • McKayla Faust
    signed via 2020-06-04 09:36:33 -0700
  • Deepa Gosal
    signed 2020-06-04 08:17:47 -0700
  • Dena Brewster
    signed 2020-06-04 06:27:34 -0700
  • Taylor Urbanek
    signed via 2020-06-03 22:50:15 -0700
  • Jorden Sobonya
    signed 2020-06-03 22:49:20 -0700
  • Marian Kaanon
    signed 2020-06-03 22:36:01 -0700
  • Jamie Reisdorff
    signed via 2020-06-03 22:25:16 -0700
  • Reggie Rucker
    signed 2020-06-03 22:25:00 -0700
  • Mackenzie Gann
    signed via 2020-06-03 22:19:29 -0700
  • Jennifer Beard
    signed 2020-06-03 22:01:40 -0700
  • Barry Ford
    signed via 2020-06-03 21:31:33 -0700
    CA should require a AA/Black or Ethnic Studies curriculum for grades 6-12. To sow seeds of change.
  • Isaac Wollman
    signed via 2020-06-03 20:45:01 -0700
  • Julie Caliston
    signed 2020-06-03 14:48:07 -0700
  • April Grundfor
    signed via 2020-06-02 22:38:14 -0700
  • Ethan Ryan Deguzman
    signed 2020-06-02 17:20:08 -0700
  • Marcus Chow
    signed 2020-06-02 17:02:53 -0700

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