Petition in support of AB 101

I support AB 101 (Alejo) which would require school districts to provide students with a statewide, approved A-G, ethnic studies curriculum.

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 especially 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. In doing so, students gain an encompassed outlook on other cultures while learning respect and tolerance. Additionally, it provides students with the opportunity to learn about their respective culture in the context of California’s history.

Developing ethnic studies programs in public high schools is an integral part of cultivating a classroom environment that is accepting of diverse cultures. It is vital for young people to learn about their history, but also important for them to feel like they can change their communities in positive ways. This bill will help close the achievement gap by reducing student truancy, increasing student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and better prepare Californian youth to be college prepared and career ready.

Who's signing

Anna Campos
Blair Bacon
James Juarez
Alejandro Lopez
Mar Esperanza
Trevor Gardner
Melanie McNett
Benjamin Schrader
Robert Hoffert
Ana Diaz
Jadielis Munoz
Carmela Beck
David Uribe
1,054 signatures

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  • Maria Guzman
    signed 2015-09-03 10:26:21 -0700
  • EdianBlair Schofield
    signed 2015-09-03 09:48:16 -0700
  • Victor Camacho
    signed 2015-09-03 09:18:57 -0700
  • Anna Campos
    signed 2015-09-03 08:00:55 -0700
  • Teresa Godinez-Avila
    signed 2015-09-03 06:25:13 -0700
  • Blair Bacon
    signed via 2015-09-03 05:16:22 -0700
  • James Valdez
    signed 2015-09-03 01:47:50 -0700
  • James Juarez
    signed 2015-09-03 01:08:18 -0700
    As a future educator earning my Master’s Degree, I find it important not to diminish the number of classes available to students. Offering different classes allows students to broaden their education and increase the likelihood of discovering an early interest. Offering different classes also allows more opportunities for potential educators looking to enter the teaching career field.
  • Rosaura Luna
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 23:07:21 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Suzan Azeredo
    signed 2015-09-02 21:58:09 -0700
  • Alejandro Lopez
    signed 2015-09-02 21:33:01 -0700
    Ethnic studies is beneficial in so many ways to students.
  • Zoila Gallegos
    signed 2015-09-02 21:19:06 -0700
    Our students deserve access to Ethnic Studies!!!
  • Darlene White
    signed via 2015-09-02 20:57:05 -0700
  • Anna O'Leary
    signed via 2015-09-02 20:25:52 -0700
  • Mar Esperanza
    signed via 2015-09-02 20:23:28 -0700
  • Trevor Gardner
    signed 2015-09-02 20:03:12 -0700
  • Jessica Roa
    signed 2015-09-02 19:48:08 -0700
  • Melanie McNett
    signed via 2015-09-02 19:34:41 -0700
  • Benjamin Schrader
    signed via 2015-09-02 19:08:51 -0700
    As a professor of Ethnic Studies on the college level, I see the high value in ensuring that students start learning the lessons that are taught in Ethnic Studies at a much younger age. It should definitely be a part of High School curriculum.
  • Robert Hoffert
    signed via 2015-09-02 18:59:17 -0700
  • Ana Diaz
    signed 2015-09-02 18:43:59 -0700
  • Jessica Cruz
    signed via 2015-09-02 18:41:27 -0700
  • Charli Eaton
    signed 2015-09-02 18:25:48 -0700
  • Carlos Cortez
    signed 2015-09-02 17:59:05 -0700
  • Jadielis Munoz
    signed 2015-09-02 17:46:46 -0700
  • David Flores
    signed 2015-09-02 17:36:55 -0700
  • Laura Gonzalez
    signed 2015-09-02 17:28:56 -0700
  • Carmela Beck
    signed 2015-09-02 17:19:27 -0700
  • David Uribe
    signed via 2015-09-02 17:10:01 -0700
  • Maria Fernandez
    signed via 2015-09-02 17:10:00 -0700

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