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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  • Xochitl rosales
    signed 2016-05-30 10:39:02 -0700
  • Guadalupe Esparza
    signed via 2016-05-09 19:04:59 -0700
  • Allyson Arganbright
    signed via 2016-05-09 12:58:32 -0700
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  • Araceli Becerra
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-09 11:36:03 -0700
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  • Araceli Becerra
    signed via 2016-05-09 11:35:24 -0700
  • Mayra Esparza
    signed via 2016-05-09 09:40:38 -0700
    Mayra Esparza
  • Shirley Trevino
    signed 2016-05-09 07:43:56 -0700
    Establishment of Ethnic Studies Programs in all schools throughout the nation are long overdue!
  • Jessica Vargas
    signed via 2016-05-09 00:16:58 -0700
  • Magali Ceballos
    signed via 2016-05-08 23:28:25 -0700
  • Isabel Salazar
    signed via 2016-05-08 22:16:34 -0700
  • Dalila Sepulveda
    signed via 2016-05-08 22:12:31 -0700
  • Virginia Esparza
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 21:21:40 -0700
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  • Vir5 Esparza-Gonzalez
    signed 2016-05-08 21:20:03 -0700
    We have to unite to make our voices heard and to STOP being invisible. This change can suceed, if we can bring Ethnic Studies to our schools.
  • Robert Esquivel
    signed 2016-05-08 09:53:20 -0700
  • Ellis Sanchez
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-05 12:49:42 -0700
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  • Ellis Sanchez
    signed 2016-05-05 12:48:59 -0700
    I am currently taking Ethnic studies class at Woodrow Wilson High School on Saturdays for 3 units of college credit and 10 high school credits this is a need to have class in California.
  • Rayshawn Wright
    signed 2016-02-26 15:27:53 -0800
  • Sara Orozco
    signed 2016-02-22 02:32:08 -0800
  • Sarah Flam
    signed 2016-02-07 13:28:50 -0800
  • Christopher Garcia
    signed via 2016-01-20 03:14:18 -0800
    I believe being a third-generation Mexican-American and being that I’m in a diverse country. The United States of America that we today should be able to have an education in our schools which can allow our children to learn about other Ethnics groups. This will give our children a deeper respect and knowledge of the many different races that make use a great nation.


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  • Monica Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-19 23:24:31 -0800
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  • Monica Garcia
    signed 2016-01-19 23:24:08 -0800
  • Carlos Rodriguez
    signed via 2016-01-14 12:55:44 -0800
    Viva La Raza!
  • Ray Cervantez
    signed 2016-01-10 12:26:51 -0800
  • Denise Diaz
    signed 2015-12-21 23:37:23 -0800
  • Triseinge ortiz
    signed 2015-12-18 10:14:15 -0800
  • Anthony Godinez
    signed via 2015-12-17 00:17:42 -0800
  • Armando Lawrence
    signed via 2015-12-17 00:08:15 -0800
  • jose rodriguez
    signed via 2015-12-16 21:41:46 -0800
  • Lupe Ortiz
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-16 20:51:08 -0800
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