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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  • Maria Gomez
    signed 2020-07-18 17:20:18 -0700
  • Aremi Lopez
    signed 2020-07-16 16:08:50 -0700
  • Ricky Clark
    signed 2020-07-15 22:20:24 -0700
  • Fernando Garcia
    signed via 2020-07-09 12:28:16 -0700
  • Roxana Cruz
    signed 2020-07-09 11:42:49 -0700
  • Francsico Velasquez
    signed via 2020-07-09 10:04:58 -0700
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  • Khua Espinosa
    signed via 2020-07-09 09:18:18 -0700
  • Juan Esparza
    signed via 2020-07-09 02:06:34 -0700
  • Elijah Carrillo
    signed via 2020-07-08 19:50:47 -0700
  • Eva Ruiz
    signed via 2020-07-08 17:42:42 -0700
  • Belen Carrasco
    signed via 2020-07-08 16:45:21 -0700
  • Diana Angulo
    signed via 2020-07-08 15:53:39 -0700
  • Cody Rodriguez
    signed via 2020-07-08 14:57:53 -0700
  • Amy Sepulveda
    signed 2020-07-08 14:54:49 -0700
  • Bartolo Castrejon
    signed 2020-07-08 12:30:11 -0700
  • Randy Villegas
    signed 2020-07-08 11:31:04 -0700
  • Eva Patino
    signed 2020-07-08 10:09:00 -0700
  • Karla Escobar
    signed 2020-07-07 11:44:07 -0700
  • Melissa Gardner
    signed 2020-07-07 10:17:00 -0700
  • Taylor Morales
    signed 2020-07-07 09:37:11 -0700
  • Jennifer Goldberg
    signed 2020-07-06 10:08:35 -0700
  • Niya Carrera
    signed 2020-07-03 18:30:24 -0700
  • Fernando Santillan
    signed 2020-07-02 10:52:46 -0700
  • Roselinn Lee
    signed 2020-07-02 10:51:01 -0700
    Ethnic Studies helps democratize our society.
  • Lisa Ramos
    signed 2020-07-02 10:50:26 -0700
  • octavio barajas
    signed 2020-07-02 10:50:25 -0700
  • Jazmin Munoz
    signed 2020-07-02 10:50:22 -0700
  • Ana Orozco
    signed 2020-07-02 10:50:09 -0700
  • Andrea Sanchez
    signed 2020-07-02 10:50:05 -0700
  • Lauren Beal
    signed 2020-07-02 10:49:52 -0700

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