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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  • Jorge Ovando
    signed via 2018-03-22 09:33:28 -0700
    I majored in ethnic studies in college and I would have loved it earlier in my life. It gave me empowerment, epistemology, love of self and courage , critical thinking, and unified me. More with my people. I live in Idaho now and a Chicano here and proud. However, I will never forget my California roots-I am a Californian -Guatemalan-Chicano —Central American ancestors and Mexican lived reality. If this is confusing to some, that’s ok. I’m an old school vato who grew up in a primarily Mexican community and they took me in with open arms, but I never turn my back on guatemala. Ethnic studies is the future. That’s me .. gracias.
  • Vanessa Martinez
    signed 2018-03-22 09:32:43 -0700
  • Odessa Washington
    signed 2018-03-22 09:31:40 -0700
  • Phaedra Allen
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-22 09:31:04 -0700
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  • Vanessa Martinez
    signed via 2018-03-22 09:30:16 -0700
  • Lucha Arevalo
    signed via 2018-03-22 09:24:40 -0700
  • Joel Martinez Lopez
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:58:12 -0700
  • Sydney Cross
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:51:21 -0700
    2023? Five years?! Let’s make it happen BEFORE 2020!
  • Evelia Genera
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:44:47 -0700
  • Arturo Villarreal
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:41:01 -0700
  • Joanne Belknap
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:28:27 -0700
    This is how we create a better country and world.
  • Jessica Sanchez
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-22 08:28:08 -0700
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  • Jessica Sanchez
    @cyndi_jes tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-22 08:28:05 -0700
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  • Jessica Sanchez
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:26:11 -0700
  • Caitlin Grams
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:14:17 -0700
  • max golding
    signed 2018-03-22 08:11:13 -0700
  • Alfonso Taboada
    signed via 2018-03-22 08:03:53 -0700
  • Mimi Kim
    signed via 2018-03-22 07:59:48 -0700
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  • Brigitte Sellinger
    signed via 2018-03-22 07:15:20 -0700
  • Bobby Quiñonez
    signed via 2018-03-22 07:10:43 -0700
  • María Elena Cavola
    signed 2018-03-22 07:09:48 -0700
  • Francisco Solá
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-22 07:00:30 -0700
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  • Francisco Sola
    signed 2018-03-22 06:59:48 -0700
  • Bernadette Garcia
    signed via 2018-03-22 06:59:24 -0700
    My life was forever changed for the better when I took Ethnic Studies as an undergrad. I know I would have benefitted from Ethnic Studies in high school, as would have so many of my peers and siblings in our school district which had high numbers of students of color and low income students. Ethnic Studies benefits everyone.
  • Alexandro Escamilla
    signed via 2018-03-22 06:53:37 -0700
  • Monica Parker
    signed via 2018-03-22 06:31:53 -0700
  • Enrique Vega
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-22 06:30:10 -0700
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  • Enrique Vega
    signed 2018-03-22 06:29:33 -0700
    Keep me updated on this and these issues. Gracias
  • Raymond Arce
    signed via 2018-03-22 06:09:44 -0700
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  • Rose Borunda
    signed via 2018-03-22 05:44:14 -0700
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