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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  • Vic and Barby Ulmer
    signed 2015-03-01 21:03:28 -0800
  • Esthela Banuelos
    signed 2015-02-28 19:22:09 -0800
  • Eve Delfin
    signed 2015-02-27 22:15:32 -0800
  • Mario Aguilar
    signed 2015-02-27 14:33:17 -0800
  • Kyle Loewen
    signed 2015-02-27 09:07:25 -0800
  • Kimberly Jessica Ramirez Gonzalez
    signed 2015-02-27 08:51:07 -0800
  • Ubaldo Gonzalez
    signed via 2015-02-27 00:26:43 -0800
    Students need to be critically aware of their culture to be able to question authority and strive for the better of this nation.
  • Buck Wong
    signed 2015-02-26 22:51:57 -0800
  • Liz Lizz
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-26 22:34:02 -0800
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  • Angelina Loyola
    signed 2015-02-26 19:40:28 -0800
  • Danny Khuu
    signed 2015-02-26 17:44:56 -0800
  • Leticia De La Cruz Salas
    signed 2015-02-26 16:53:56 -0800
  • Loretta Corrales
    signed via 2015-02-26 16:15:25 -0800
  • Ronnie Guice
    signed via 2015-02-26 14:16:52 -0800
  • Teresa Towne
    signed 2015-02-26 13:29:53 -0800
  • j Lawrence
    signed 2015-02-26 13:26:32 -0800
  • Rick Ramírez
    signed 2015-02-26 11:47:54 -0800
  • Lorena Gutierrez
    signed 2015-02-26 11:33:15 -0800
  • Ilesica Prado
    signed 2015-02-26 10:51:21 -0800
  • Curtis Marez
    signed 2015-02-26 10:50:56 -0800
  • Marcela De La Cruz
    signed 2015-02-26 09:59:37 -0800
    I fully support this petition. I find great value in having learned in college about where I come from and who I am. Being a Latina is something I have always been proud of and I find it empowering to learn about the history of my roots which I believe has pushed me to excel in college. I hope that students are given this opportunity to feel empowered which I believe will help them excel in their education as well.
  • Walter Kawamoto
    signed 2015-02-26 09:53:16 -0800
    Needed now, more than ever
  • Maria Elma arredondo
    signed 2015-02-26 09:47:49 -0800
    Ethnic Studies is long overdue in our schools. We can value our American democratic values and still honor all cultures that constitute this country. When different ethnicities are not valued in the curriculum, kids develop insecurities sometimes as a result of just being excluded from the discussion of who constitutes an American.
  • Monica Moncada
    signed 2015-02-26 09:45:31 -0800
  • Vanessa Hernandez
    signed 2015-02-26 09:35:21 -0800
  • Jennifer Morales
    @esajenny9 tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-26 09:27:14 -0800
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  • Jennifer Morales
    signed via 2015-02-26 09:26:51 -0800
  • Adelita Serena
    signed 2015-02-26 09:25:16 -0800
  • Elisa Marina Alvarado
    signed 2015-02-26 09:14:34 -0800