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

Jose Rodriguez
Christopher Villatoro
Ernesto Wilson
Bernardino Ortiz
Diana Sanchez
Esperanza Rivas
Mina Basmaci
Erica Webster
George Villa
Richard Jong
Hillary Nguyen
Shelveen Ratnam
Stephanie Biagetti
880 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Cirian Villavicencio
    signed 2019-03-17 19:01:06 -0700
    I’m a community college professor and gubernatorial appointee for the CA Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Our students have a right to know their history!
  • Jose Rodriguez
    signed 2019-03-17 14:31:23 -0700
  • Jesus Gutierrez III
    signed 2019-03-17 13:44:17 -0700
  • Sarah Arreola
    signed 2019-03-17 10:50:28 -0700
  • Christopher Villatoro
    signed 2019-03-17 10:04:10 -0700
  • Martha Montoya
    signed 2019-03-17 09:41:26 -0700
  • Paola Benitez
    signed 2019-03-17 08:08:28 -0700
  • Ernesto Wilson
    signed 2019-03-17 06:51:35 -0700
  • Sergio Narvaez
    signed 2019-03-17 05:05:51 -0700
  • Bernardino Ortiz
    signed 2019-03-17 00:39:58 -0700
  • Francisco Osuna Zayas
    signed 2019-03-16 22:11:19 -0700
  • Diana Sanchez
    signed 2019-03-16 21:18:25 -0700
  • Esperanza Rivas
    signed via 2019-03-16 17:32:46 -0700
  • Alejandra Rodriguez
    signed 2019-03-16 17:29:58 -0700
  • Alondra Flores
    signed 2019-03-16 17:05:12 -0700
  • Mina Basmaci
    signed 2019-03-16 08:36:00 -0700
  • Erica Webster
    signed 2019-03-15 12:43:24 -0700
  • Sebastian Velazquez
    signed 2019-03-15 09:06:19 -0700
  • Beto Lugo-Martinez
    signed 2019-03-14 23:46:05 -0700
  • George Villa
    signed 2019-03-14 23:37:49 -0700
  • Jennifer Morales
    signed 2019-03-14 21:03:36 -0700
    Jennifer Morales
  • Richard Jong
    signed 2019-03-14 19:08:02 -0700
  • Hillary Nguyen
    signed 2019-03-13 23:22:51 -0700
  • Shelveen Ratnam
    signed 2019-03-13 16:11:12 -0700
  • Stephanie Biagetti
    signed 2019-03-12 22:57:01 -0700
  • Joseph Ruiz
    signed 2019-03-12 20:35:54 -0700
  • Jesus Anguiano
    signed 2019-03-12 16:58:55 -0700
  • Jasmine Loren Nagal
    signed 2019-03-12 16:55:23 -0700
  • Thea Jewel Soriano
    signed 2019-03-12 16:00:37 -0700
  • Carmelita Salazar-Dodge
    signed 2019-03-12 13:34:18 -0700

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