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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  • Leya Solomon
    signed via 2020-06-16 21:27:56 -0700
  • Lebonaye Yesfa
    signed via 2020-06-16 21:25:20 -0700
  • teah jackson
    signed via 2020-06-16 21:00:30 -0700
  • Ogechi Onyenechehe
    signed via 2020-06-16 20:49:36 -0700
  • Hayley Sanchez
    signed via 2020-06-16 20:20:52 -0700
  • Bontu Bayssa
    signed via 2020-06-16 20:01:39 -0700
  • Sara Abebe
    signed 2020-06-16 19:49:38 -0700
  • Jamie McRae
    signed 2020-06-16 19:44:38 -0700
  • Rose Sutton
    signed 2020-06-16 19:43:59 -0700
  • Karen Eyres
    signed 2020-06-16 19:43:53 -0700
  • Kylie Etter
    signed 2020-06-11 10:24:19 -0700
  • 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

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