Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

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I support AB 2772 which will add a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024.

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 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. Ethnic studies, promotes respect and understanding among races, supports student success and teaches critical thinking skills. Additionally the course provides students with the opportunity to learn about their respective culture in the context of California’s history.

Requiring ethnic studies to be taught in high schools is an integral part of cultivating a classroom environment that is accepting of diversity. It is vital for young people to learn about their history, it is also important for them to feel like they can contribute to their communities in positive ways. AB 2772 will help close the achievement gap by reducing student truancy and student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and better prepare Californian youth to be college prepared and career ready.

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  • Roxana Maldonado
    signed via 2018-06-11 14:05:11 -0700
  • Ricardo Valencia
    signed 2018-06-11 13:58:23 -0700
    Ethnic Studies is good for all students because it motivates students to embrace diversity and serve their communities. The research out of Stanford University and the NEA is clear: Ethnic Studies improves college-going rates and honors the humanity of all people.
  • William Hamm
    signed via 2018-06-11 13:53:36 -0700
  • Kei Fischer
    signed 2018-06-11 12:59:35 -0700
  • Juan Tejeda
    signed 2018-06-11 12:00:18 -0700
    Juan Tejeda
  • peggy cabrera
    signed 2018-06-11 11:10:51 -0700
  • Cha Vang
    signed 2018-06-11 10:45:39 -0700
  • Andria Bell
    signed 2018-06-11 10:20:29 -0700
  • Harvey Dong
    signed 2018-06-11 10:15:50 -0700
    50 Years. Keep up the fight. TWLF Commemoration Committee, UC Berkeley

    Harvey Dong

    Lecturer, Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • Michael Owens
    signed via 2018-06-11 10:02:17 -0700
  • Sven Gaskins
    signed 2018-06-11 09:59:41 -0700
  • Nancy Vang
    signed 2018-06-11 09:52:40 -0700
  • Nicollette Morales
    signed 2018-06-11 09:51:17 -0700
    Ethnic Studies now! Ethnic studies changed my life and now I am an educator and always including ethnic studies in all my classes and in all aspects of my jobs.
  • Sybil Azur
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 09:50:54 -0700
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  • Sybil Azur
    signed 2018-06-11 09:50:23 -0700
    Sybil Marie Azur
  • Robert Lujan
    signed 2018-06-11 09:22:54 -0700
    Robert Lujan
  • Fatima El-Tayeb
    signed 2018-06-11 09:04:49 -0700
  • Bonnie Dankert
    signed 2018-06-11 08:53:13 -0700
    Bonnie L Dankert
  • Jaime Ramos
    signed 2018-06-11 08:19:46 -0700
  • Miguel Lopez
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 07:52:59 -0700
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  • Miguel Lopez
    signed 2018-06-11 07:52:41 -0700
    A long overdue addition to public education in the U.S.A.
  • Preston Chipps
    signed 2018-06-11 07:48:28 -0700
    Preston Chipps
  • Junie Chea
    signed via 2018-06-11 07:47:39 -0700
    Junie Chea
  • Yolanda Ayala
    signed 2018-06-11 07:30:23 -0700
  • Sonya Navarro
    signed 2018-06-11 07:11:06 -0700
  • John Ayala
    signed 2018-06-11 06:53:32 -0700
  • Lupe Gallegos-Diaz
    signed 2018-06-11 06:45:41 -0700
    Lupe Gallegos-Diaz – gracias for all those who have paved the way for this and together we will make this happen and our future generations will be wok learning of all our hxstories.
  • Jose Paolo Magcalas
    signed 2018-06-11 06:30:39 -0700
  • Norma Alcala
    signed 2018-06-11 03:01:44 -0700
    I am the President of Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento,CA. We passed an Ethnic Studies resolution last year.
  • Dawn Miralle
    signed 2018-06-11 01:00:06 -0700
    It’s about time.