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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  • Felipe Ponce
    signed 2018-03-24 17:46:38 -0700
  • Rodrigo Beteta
    signed 2018-03-24 16:42:56 -0700
  • Erin Roeder
    signed 2018-03-24 16:38:49 -0700
  • E Castro
    signed 2018-03-24 16:20:36 -0700
  • Maria Huerta
    signed 2018-03-24 14:43:22 -0700
  • Sheryl Anne Testado
    signed 2018-03-24 14:08:12 -0700
  • Isabel Rodriguez
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-24 14:02:34 -0700
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  • Isabel Rodriguez
    signed 2018-03-24 14:01:14 -0700
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  • eva beisner
    signed 2018-03-24 13:00:25 -0700
  • Anahi Quiroz
    signed via 2018-03-24 12:10:49 -0700
  • Duncan Kendall
    signed 2018-03-24 11:58:54 -0700
  • Marlen Rios
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-24 11:33:08 -0700
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  • Marlen Rios-Hernandez
    signed 2018-03-24 11:31:49 -0700
  • Sylvia Ndusha
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-24 11:09:22 -0700
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  • Josie Baez
    signed via 2018-03-24 10:51:34 -0700
  • Frank and Mary Jane Anderson
    signed 2018-03-24 09:44:01 -0700
  • Monica Molina
    signed 2018-03-24 09:30:27 -0700
    Monica J. Molina
  • James Vega
    signed 2018-03-24 08:37:15 -0700
  • Dolores Hermndez
    signed 2018-03-24 08:25:47 -0700
  • Michelle Alvarado
    signed via 2018-03-24 08:22:46 -0700
    Ethnic studies courses helped me to identify myself in the context of colinialism and added to my culturual self awareness. It did not make me hate anyone. In fact it prepared me for dialogue and conversation in our globalized society. Let’s add to that women’s studies to help combat mysogeny.
  • Silvia Castellon
    signed via 2018-03-24 07:33:55 -0700
  • Juan Trujillo
    signed 2018-03-24 07:10:53 -0700
  • Kai Dwyer
    signed 2018-03-24 07:06:26 -0700
    I just told someone at my school district that we need Ethnic Studies ASAP!
  • Armin Mahini
    signed via 2018-03-24 00:01:26 -0700
  • Natalie Gray
    signed 2018-03-23 23:23:44 -0700
  • jorge roque
    signed via 2018-03-23 23:10:03 -0700
  • Justice Dumlao
    signed via 2018-03-23 23:06:53 -0700
    I shouldn’t have to wait until college to learn about the history of my people.
  • Luvia Solis
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-23 22:58:56 -0700
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  • Luvia Solis
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    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2772?recruiter_id=54385
  • Luvia Solis
    signed 2018-03-23 22:58:21 -0700

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