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

Olga Gonzalez
Irene Vernon
Ed Munoz
Sarah Stevens
Alexis Johnson Mason
Alex Davis
Karina Cespedes
Tizita Tadesse
Mary Vogl
Elliot Cooper
Hsiao-Ching Lin
1,054 signatures

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  • Leonora Rianda
    signed via 2015-09-02 11:26:00 -0700
  • Ana Sanchez
    signed via 2015-09-02 11:25:34 -0700
  • Olga Gonzalez
    signed via 2015-09-02 11:22:23 -0700
  • Erin Bell
    signed via 2015-09-02 11:21:36 -0700
  • Griselda Landa-Posas
    signed via 2015-09-02 11:14:02 -0700
  • Ed Munoz
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 10:56:14 -0700
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  • Irene Vernon
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:55:41 -0700
    Given the importance of race in American our youth must begin to understand its complexities in the world to better live and work in a diverse world.
  • Ed Munoz
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:55:18 -0700
  • Karina Love
    signed 2015-09-02 10:53:35 -0700
  • Mario Chavez
    signed 2015-09-02 10:51:44 -0700
  • Sarah Stevens
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:51:13 -0700
  • Alexis Johnson Mason
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:48:08 -0700
  • Marta Maldonado
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 10:45:32 -0700
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  • Marta Maria Maldonado
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:44:47 -0700
  • Kelsey Giles
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:35:02 -0700
  • Jacqueline Galindo
    signed 2015-09-02 10:34:26 -0700
  • Alex Davis
    signed 2015-09-02 10:31:36 -0700
  • Karina Cespedes
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:29:11 -0700
  • Kathy Ericksen
    signed 2015-09-02 10:28:09 -0700
  • Tizita Tadesse
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:25:44 -0700
  • Mary Vogl
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:24:30 -0700
    I believe that offering education in ethnic studies is a civil rights imperative. Thank you for signing the bill!
  • Rachel Vernon
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:24:14 -0700
  • Elliot Cooper
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:24:12 -0700
  • Rudy Mattai
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:19:36 -0700
  • Hehn Kirsten
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 10:18:31 -0700
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  • Olga Estrada
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:18:29 -0700
  • Yessenia Valdez
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:18:10 -0700
  • Carla Barela-Bloom
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:17:53 -0700
  • Hsiao-Ching Lin
    signed via 2015-09-02 10:16:48 -0700
  • Saul Ramos
    signed 2015-09-02 10:16:32 -0700

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