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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  • Cheryl Ortega
    signed 2016-06-24 07:31:40 -0700
    Cheryl Ortega
  • Brie-anna Molina
    signed 2016-06-24 07:09:17 -0700
    Brie-anna H Molina
  • Dominic LeFave
    signed 2016-06-24 06:28:00 -0700
    Dominic LeFave
  • Tommy Flanagan
    signed 2016-06-24 06:02:37 -0700
  • Arturo Figueroa
    signed 2016-06-24 05:12:37 -0700
  • Javier San Roman
    signed 2016-06-23 14:09:39 -0700
    AB 2016 is necessary, not redundant! We need a curriculum that reflects the stories, contributions, and struggles of those who have been traditionally marginalized and who now comprise the majority of students in CA.
  • Craig Cook
    signed 2016-06-02 19:23:32 -0700
    I support Ethnic Studies!!
  • Richard montejano
    signed 2016-06-02 19:05:18 -0700
  • Andy Le
    signed 2016-06-02 18:55:41 -0700
  • Denise Fernandez
    signed 2016-06-02 17:49:31 -0700
  • Anthony Ramirez
    signed 2016-06-02 08:16:15 -0700
    Sup Rodriguez
  • Sydney Pearson
    signed 2016-05-22 12:35:17 -0700
  • Ana Vazquez
    signed 2016-05-16 15:42:30 -0700
  • Luna Perez-vega
    signed 2016-05-11 14:20:42 -0700
  • Brigitte Carter
    signed via 2016-05-07 14:10:25 -0700
  • Jose Magana
    signed 2016-05-07 12:06:14 -0700
  • Brianna McKinnon
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-06 12:52:55 -0700
    Sign the Petition today ★ Support Ethnic Studies ★ Support AB 2016 ★ Let's do this!
  • Brianna McKinnon
    signed 2016-05-06 12:52:15 -0700
  • Anthony Carlino
    signed 2016-05-02 12:28:42 -0700
  • Ivy Daulo
    signed 2016-04-25 11:05:31 -0700
  • Christina Acosta
    signed 2016-04-16 19:06:48 -0700
    Christina I Acosta
  • Cory Trotter
    signed 2016-04-14 20:57:59 -0700
  • Dmitry Vulfovich
    signed 2016-04-14 16:33:45 -0700
  • Abriana Avila
    signed via 2016-04-10 11:27:43 -0700
  • Margie Mallen
    signed 2016-04-09 11:52:49 -0700
  • Alexis Ayala
    signed 2016-04-06 14:58:29 -0700
  • Andrew Lovsted
    signed 2016-04-06 14:52:07 -0700
  • Chloe Turbeville
    signed 2016-04-06 14:44:42 -0700
  • David Orozco
    signed 2016-04-06 11:43:39 -0700
    Fuck Tom Horne
  • Nathan Phillips
    signed 2016-04-06 11:43:37 -0700

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