PETITION AB 2016 Ethnic Studies

*** UPDATE *** AB 2016 was signed into law on September 13, 2016 by Governor Brown! Click here to download the full text of the law ---> DOWNLOAD

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I support AB 2016, which instructs the Superintendent to establish a model curriculum for Ethnic Studies beginning the school year of 2017-18. Beginning with the school year after the development of the model curriculum, each school district with grade 9-12 will be required to offer the class to their students as an elective for social science.

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 the state’s school districts

Given California’s annual increase in population 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 all 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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  • Aaron Jones
    signed 2016-06-24 11:57:06 -0700
  • Dawn Lee Tu
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:56:50 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Dawn Lee Tu
    @dawnleetu tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-24 11:56:47 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this! http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2016?recruiter_id=26957
  • Rosalind Conerly
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:56:30 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Bruce Aquino
    signed 2016-06-24 11:55:57 -0700
  • Floyd Lai
    signed 2016-06-24 11:55:41 -0700
  • Chaz
    @OpenlyChaz tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-24 11:55:30 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this! http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2016?recruiter_id=47567
  • Rosalind Conerly
    signed 2016-06-24 11:55:26 -0700
  • Daniel Cardenas
    signed 2016-06-24 11:54:34 -0700
  • Dawn Lee
    signed 2016-06-24 11:54:25 -0700
  • Reina Cabezas
    signed 2016-06-24 11:54:20 -0700
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  • Zack Ritter
    signed 2016-06-24 11:54:08 -0700
  • Jade Turner
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:53:10 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Cameron de León
    signed 2016-06-24 11:53:02 -0700
  • Elizabeth Coté
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:52:48 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Mia Watson
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:44 -0700
  • Jade Agua
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 11:52:27 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Elizabeth Cote
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:23 -0700
  • Jonathan Higgins
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:19 -0700
  • Nathan Ellstrand
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:09 -0700
  • Jami Grosser
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:08 -0700
  • Chaz Walker-Ashley
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:05 -0700
  • Chris Kent
    signed 2016-06-24 11:52:02 -0700
  • Jade Agua
    signed 2016-06-24 11:51:58 -0700
  • Marcela Ramirez
    signed 2016-06-24 11:51:51 -0700
  • Guadalupe Pena
    signed 2016-06-24 11:51:13 -0700
  • Sharon Singh
    signed 2016-06-24 11:50:45 -0700
  • Victoria Huynh
    signed 2016-06-24 10:02:21 -0700
  • Israel Villa
    signed 2016-06-24 09:12:13 -0700
  • Suzie Abajian
    signed 2016-06-24 08:24:39 -0700

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