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.

Who's signing

1,462 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

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  • Armando Lopez
    signed 2018-04-20 21:17:02 -0700
    Elementary through high school hardly taught us anything about ethnic groups. We need our future generations to learn about other ethnic groups besides Anglo American history.
  • Angel Cerritos
    signed 2018-04-20 13:27:29 -0700
    Angel J Cerritos
  • Rocio Viramontes
    signed 2018-04-20 12:38:17 -0700
    Viva la raza
  • Janesy Membreno
    signed 2018-04-20 12:36:15 -0700
  • Leslie Padron
    signed 2018-04-20 11:24:22 -0700
  • John Saenz
    signed 2018-04-20 11:15:57 -0700
  • Paul Younger
    signed 2018-04-20 10:47:04 -0700
  • austin saddlemire
    signed 2018-04-20 10:28:49 -0700
  • Sandra Pelayo
    signed 2018-04-20 09:44:05 -0700
  • Maria Sanchez
    signed 2018-04-20 09:41:27 -0700
  • Maria Flores
    signed 2018-04-20 09:41:07 -0700
  • Ria Fay-Berquist
    @fayB tweeted link to this page. 2018-04-20 09:38:57 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2772?recruiter_id=48372
  • Elizabeth Martinez
    signed 2018-04-20 09:30:42 -0700
  • Scott Hoshida
    signed 2018-04-20 09:08:18 -0700
  • Sonia Aery
    signed via 2018-04-20 09:05:14 -0700
  • Ana Garcia
    signed 2018-04-20 08:52:56 -0700
    Yes I will because I believe that we should have the right to have Ethic Studies in class and that it counts as a course.
  • Steven Levinson
    signed via 2018-04-20 08:03:45 -0700
  • Luis Morales
    signed 2018-04-20 07:42:30 -0700
  • Monique Sonoquie
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-20 07:41:50 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Cathia Sanchez
    signed 2018-04-20 07:05:12 -0700
  • Robert Sanchez
    signed 2018-04-20 07:01:48 -0700
  • Gil Guillermo
    signed 2018-04-20 05:57:02 -0700
    Gil Guillermo
  • Fabiola Gonzalez
    signed 2018-04-19 22:43:29 -0700
  • Akosua Sapara-Grant
    signed 2018-04-19 21:29:53 -0700
  • Carla De León
    signed 2018-04-19 21:20:04 -0700
  • Graciela Maldonado
    signed via 2018-04-19 21:18:45 -0700
  • Mariah Lizette Rubira
    signed 2018-04-19 21:06:27 -0700
  • Brandi Thibodeaux
    signed 2018-04-19 21:04:48 -0700
  • Brianna Richards
    signed 2018-04-19 21:03:30 -0700
  • Angela Borin
    signed via 2018-04-19 20:59:32 -0700

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