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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  • richard ramirez
    signed 2015-02-02 05:30:02 -0800
  • jovita hernandez
    signed 2015-02-02 01:43:25 -0800
  • Sean Abajian
    signed 2015-02-01 23:10:02 -0800
  • Carlos Hagedorn
    signed 2015-02-01 22:48:10 -0800
    Do this for our children and the future of California. They deserve an equitable education and opportunity!
  • Jennifer Alvarez
    signed 2015-02-01 22:34:49 -0800
  • Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-01 21:53:13 -0800
    Sign the petition: Petition in support of AB 101
  • Brittany Hampton
    signed 2015-02-01 21:43:04 -0800
  • Manuel Reyes
    signed 2015-02-01 21:40:33 -0800
  • Jon Salunga
    signed 2015-02-01 21:27:38 -0800
    Please make the right, just and wise decision for the future of California and our students. Culturally relevant education builds bridges of understanding and equips our students for the complexity of the 21st century. We need to move forward and how students, from all communities, that they matter!
  • Ruben Urzua
    signed 2015-02-01 21:26:58 -0800