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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  • Kristen Stauss
    signed 2018-03-23 22:16:41 -0700
  • Michael Peña
    signed 2018-03-23 20:10:10 -0700
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    signed 2018-03-23 18:54:55 -0700
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    signed via 2018-03-23 17:58:22 -0700
  • Max Molina
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  • Brian Zamora
    signed 2018-03-23 17:17:22 -0700
  • Rosalind Duhon
    signed via 2018-03-23 16:54:29 -0700
  • Monica Barags
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-23 16:16:31 -0700
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  • Monica Barags
    signed via 2018-03-23 16:15:50 -0700
    About time !
  • Michelle Martinez
    signed 2018-03-23 16:15:36 -0700
  • Sherry Bui
    signed 2018-03-23 15:32:41 -0700
  • Gillian Claycomb
    signed 2018-03-23 15:29:17 -0700
  • Bakari Chavanu, 😎 Blogger, Mac Automation Coach
    @bakarichavanu tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-23 15:29:08 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab2772?recruiter_id=57357
  • Bakari Chavanu
    signed 2018-03-23 15:28:30 -0700
    A very positive direction for education and students of color.
  • Mariah Acuna-brown
    signed 2018-03-23 14:28:21 -0700
  • Marittza Padilla
    signed 2018-03-23 14:27:44 -0700
  • Dennis Somera
    signed 2018-03-23 14:17:17 -0700
  • Robert D Skeels, JD
    signed 2018-03-23 14:06:47 -0700
  • Rachel Valdivia-Ornelaz
    signed 2018-03-23 14:06:02 -0700
  • Victor Alberto ochoa
    signed 2018-03-23 13:35:54 -0700
    In strong support of AB 2772 which will add a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024.
  • Genny Lim
    signed 2018-03-23 13:34:12 -0700
    It’s paramount for Americans to have cultural sensitivity and awareness in an increasingly global world.
  • Charlie O'Donohue
    signed 2018-03-23 13:25:13 -0700
  • Angela Valenzuela
    signed 2018-03-23 13:20:04 -0700
    We here in Texas who are offering Mexican American Studies right now are watching California and could strongly benefit as a state, as well, with Ethnic Studies being a statewide requirement for high school graduation. All of our students absolutely need the knowledge and skills that they need Good luck with this.


    Students need to learn current theories about the intersectionality and the social construction of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Most importantly, it helps them to become agents of transformative change in their communities.


    So very encouraging and inspiring!


    Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D.

    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ivan Contreras Mendoza
    signed 2018-03-23 12:55:41 -0700
  • Denise Janssen Eager
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-23 12:52:01 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Elizabeth Evans
    signed 2018-03-23 12:42:55 -0700
    Elizabeth Evans
  • Ramon Aguirre
    signed 2018-03-23 12:26:31 -0700
  • Jasmine Root
    signed 2018-03-23 12:10:18 -0700
  • Professor Carlos Ugalde
    signed 2018-03-23 11:49:08 -0700
    As a Latin American and Latino Studies professor at Glendale College, for 28 years, (1980-2008) I applaud the effort yet shamefully 50 long years overdue. I shared with my students continuously Paulo Freire’s work, such as, “To be human is to enter into relationship with the rest of the world.” I would further say that, “To be human is to have a revolutionary sense of history”. Good luck and pleasure to assist. Gracias y un abrazo a todos.

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