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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1,462 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

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  • Nicole Gordon
    signed 2018-04-18 09:58:36 -0700
  • Claire Davidson
    signed 2018-04-18 09:41:11 -0700
  • Karen McBride
    signed 2018-04-18 09:27:53 -0700
    Karen C McBride
  • Jennifer Freeman
    signed 2018-04-18 09:18:53 -0700
  • Neil Small
    signed 2018-04-18 08:45:43 -0700
    As the only ethnic studies teacher with a high school district with over 20,000 students, this is a long overdo law that is necessary. Our district is very diverse and we only have one ethnic studies class and the class just started in 2016. Read Sleeters NEA article about the value of ethnic studies; so much value is lost when students don’t have the opportunity to take the course as their school doesn’t offer it.
  • Danielle Moeller
    signed 2018-04-18 08:30:22 -0700
  • Anthony Clairmont
    signed 2018-04-18 08:03:36 -0700
  • Jacqualine Hammer
    signed 2018-04-18 07:26:33 -0700
  • Jakob Hammer
    signed 2018-04-18 07:23:21 -0700
  • Karen Ishizuka
    signed 2018-04-18 06:42:35 -0700
  • Erika Carlos
    signed 2018-04-18 05:44:14 -0700
  • Mina Acebu
    signed 2018-04-18 00:49:11 -0700
  • Carrie Ng
    signed 2018-04-17 23:50:23 -0700
  • Sergio Sanchez
    signed 2018-04-17 22:48:55 -0700
  • Jeremie Robins
    signed 2018-04-17 22:40:57 -0700
    It’s high time we teach the real, complete, messy history of this nation. No more colonial education!
  • Cemre Koc
    signed 2018-04-17 22:21:47 -0700
  • LooLoo Amante
    signed 2018-04-17 22:15:41 -0700
    May ethnic studies live on!
  • jaymie sawyer
    signed 2018-04-17 21:45:16 -0700
    Everyone deserves to know their history and tradition. Mosaics not melting pots .
  • Christy Lubin
    signed 2018-04-17 21:22:52 -0700
  • Aparna Bakhle
    signed 2018-04-17 21:11:23 -0700
  • Jerry Jenkins
    signed via 2018-04-17 19:49:01 -0700
  • Mickie Tang
    signed 2018-04-17 17:47:40 -0700
  • Lorena Guillén
    signed 2018-04-17 17:33:03 -0700
  • Gabriela Lopez
    signed 2018-04-17 17:06:29 -0700
    gabriela lopez
  • victor martinez
    signed 2018-04-17 16:37:17 -0700
  • tiffany martinez
    signed 2018-04-17 16:32:38 -0700
  • Jaslyn R
    signed 2018-04-17 16:07:56 -0700
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    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-17 15:31:39 -0700
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  • Jazmyn Marquez
    signed 2018-04-17 15:31:19 -0700
  • Candice Perez
    signed 2018-04-17 15:26:00 -0700

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