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.

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  • Cinthya Martinez
    signed 2015-08-22 13:33:49 -0700
  • Vincent Vasquez
    signed 2015-08-19 02:46:19 -0700
    Great to be a part of awareness.
  • Charlie Arreola
    signed 2015-08-16 21:34:06 -0700
  • Luis Pinedo
    signed 2015-08-12 23:14:48 -0700
  • rafael alvarez
    signed 2015-07-24 10:43:51 -0700
  • George Grinauer
    signed 2015-07-13 14:21:14 -0700
  • jessica De Leon
    signed 2015-07-13 10:14:32 -0700
  • Saraith Aispuro
    signed 2015-07-09 13:55:20 -0700
  • Bethany Carter
    signed 2015-07-09 09:15:50 -0700
  • Ƙąཞɛŋ Ғɩơཞɛʂ
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  • Karen Flores
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  • Crandal Rankins
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  • samuel rios
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  • Linda Nowell
    signed 2015-07-08 10:14:34 -0700
    Students are entitled to know the ‘whole’ of our history. As a white female, I have seen the history of white males so I learned part of my story. Much of female history was narrow and limited just as history of people of color – limited, very limited.

    Not only do students need the whole of history, but the contributions, the struggles, and the daily lives of the people who came before them. Ethnic studies is vital to this endeavor. I urge you to support this legislation.
  • Yvonne Carrison
    signed 2015-07-08 09:27:56 -0700
    Ethnic Studies program is extremely vital for our students. To know thyself, your own ethnic background, makes you are confident person! Proud of who you are. Also to learn about all ethnicities strengthens our Democracy and creates better understanding among all races. We fear what we dont understand! Lets break down the walls and learn from each other!
  • Kathrin Hasselberger
    signed via 2015-07-07 14:32:23 -0700
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  • Anitra Wetzel
    signed via 2015-07-07 14:23:36 -0700
  • Juan Espinoza
    signed 2015-07-07 10:39:10 -0700
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    signed 2015-07-05 23:35:09 -0700
  • Lauren Tompkins
    signed 2015-07-05 21:40:03 -0700
  • Michelle Perry
    signed 2015-06-30 13:16:10 -0700
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  • Tammy Reina
    signed 2015-06-23 23:22:32 -0700
  • Jason White
    signed via 2015-06-19 14:58:54 -0700
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  • Ivy Phan
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