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

Tamica Brewster
Gael Buhlert
Bren Danielson
Jose Buenabad
Yazmin Duarte
Daisy Mata
Chris Zepeda-Millan
Caitlin Powell
Marisol Silva
David Quijada
Rachel Restani
Diana Recouvreur
Angelica Cortes
Heriberto Soto
1,057 signatures

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  • Tamica Brewster
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-24 15:10:22 -0800
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Tamica Brewster
    signed 2015-02-24 15:07:00 -0800
  • Gael Buhlert
    signed 2015-02-23 21:19:27 -0800
  • Virginia Mason
    signed 2015-02-23 19:39:52 -0800
  • Julie Aguilar
    signed 2015-02-23 12:16:19 -0800
  • Anthony J. Perez
    signed 2015-02-23 08:51:48 -0800
  • Jaqueline Guadalupe
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-22 20:42:20 -0800
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  • Jaqueline Fijar
    signed 2015-02-22 20:42:01 -0800
  • Virginia Anguiano
    signed 2015-02-22 10:49:49 -0800
  • Maranatha Javines
    signed 2015-02-21 22:52:51 -0800
    Learning history that most accurately reflects our society is necessary to interacting with members of California’s diverse population. Holistic education, or even just the beginnings of it, implores us all to ask more questions, think critically, and demand respect for ourselves and others. Not only would the inclusion of such a policy promote tolerance and acceptance to all of the individuals in charge of our future, but it would give young students of color a truer sense of self-determination. I want my niece to grow up in a world in which she and her peers aren’t afraid to pursuit what they want because they were taught that their heritage, orientation, gender identity, and other identities all have rich and valid history. What has been taught and passed down for generations is a narrative near opposite to that. To support this cause is to believe in empowerment through education. It is absolutely imperative that our education system takes up the responsibility of educating folks about who we were, are, and can become.
  • Bren Danielson
    signed 2015-02-18 10:39:49 -0800
  • Charli Eaton
    @OlmecaXicana tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-17 08:15:03 -0800
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Charli Eaton
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-17 08:15:03 -0800
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  • Jose Buenabad
    signed 2015-02-17 08:07:11 -0800
  • Dr. Enrique Ochoa
    signed via 2015-02-17 04:57:05 -0800
  • Camille Martinez-Yaden
    signed 2015-02-17 00:08:25 -0800
  • Yazmin Duarte
    signed 2015-02-16 22:08:24 -0800
  • Scott Schonfeldt-Aultman
    signed 2015-02-16 21:50:14 -0800
  • Daisy Mata
    signed 2015-02-16 21:25:22 -0800
  • Eliza Epstein
    signed 2015-02-16 21:20:24 -0800
  • Chris Zepeda-Millan
    signed via 2015-02-13 10:34:17 -0800
  • Caitlin Powell
    signed via 2015-02-13 08:40:12 -0800
  • Marisol Silva
    signed 2015-02-13 08:36:26 -0800
    Ph.D. student, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
  • David Quijada
    signed via 2015-02-13 08:29:27 -0800
  • Rachel Restani
    signed via 2015-02-12 17:33:13 -0800
  • Juan Betts
    signed via 2015-02-12 11:59:47 -0800
  • Diana Recouvreur
    signed via 2015-02-12 10:23:01 -0800
  • Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo
    signed via 2015-02-12 08:30:58 -0800
    This is a very important request, and an essential change to school curriculum. I support it wholeheartedly as the next step to moving California toward social justice and recognition of the importance of diversity to our people.
  • Angelica Cortes
    signed via 2015-02-12 07:18:44 -0800
  • Heriberto Soto
    signed via 2015-02-11 22:48:15 -0800
    Vamos raza.