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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  • Ismael Reynoso
    signed 2018-08-11 14:46:45 -0700
    It is essential that students of various ethnic backgrounds, their communities and systemic struggles and victories be represented through the hiring of diverse teachers and the teachings of an inclusive curriculum. A counter-narrative to the history we have taught is not a want, rather a necessity in these dire times our nation faces.
  • Benjamin Prado
    signed 2018-08-09 21:12:11 -0700
  • Staci Mitchell
    signed 2018-08-09 20:20:44 -0700
  • Eleanore Stovall
    signed 2018-08-09 20:07:00 -0700
  • Patty Enrado
    signed 2018-08-09 19:55:26 -0700
    It’s important for kids to know their heritage – to learn about it, to honor it, and to make themselves better citizens and make our state rich in culture and diversity.
  • Melissa Moreno
    signed 2018-08-09 19:46:12 -0700
    Melissa Moreno
  • David L Horne
    signed 2018-08-08 08:38:08 -0700
  • Ellie Lee
    signed 2018-08-03 16:50:05 -0700
    Ellie Y Lee
  • Daniel Gonzalez
    signed 2018-08-03 13:03:27 -0700
    Education is the key to a sustainable future!
  • Adam Lara
    signed 2018-07-23 16:16:00 -0700
  • Mary Lou Finley
    signed 2018-07-20 17:27:25 -0700
    It’s imperative that our society break free of the oppression inherent in a white supremacist culture. The most effective way to achieve that goal is to ensure all of our children learn to experience the full richness of multicultural diversity as revealed by the study of all cultures. Ethnic Studies must be a requirement for all students with an integrated curriculum at all levels. Studies have all shown the benefits to students of this course of action.
  • Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
    signed 2018-07-18 15:40:58 -0700
  • Cierra Sorin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-10 11:55:16 -0700
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  • Cierra Sorin
    signed 2018-07-10 11:54:45 -0700
    Cierra Sorin
  • Monique Sonoquie
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-04 21:28:26 -0700
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  • monique sonoquie
    signed 2018-07-04 21:28:06 -0700
  • Esmeralda Vargas
    signed via 2018-07-02 14:58:12 -0700
  • Amber Gonzalez
    signed 2018-07-02 13:02:14 -0700
    As an ethnic studies professor, a third-generation Californian, and as a voter, I urge the state legislature to pass this bill. It is imperative that ALL students learn their history and culture and that of their peers. For too long, CA high school curriculum has omitted the contributions and struggles of people of color and the inclusion of our stories is long overdue.
  • Michael Sagehorn
    signed 2018-06-30 11:15:05 -0700
    Michael Sagehorn
  • Maria Portocarrero
    signed 2018-06-29 21:12:46 -0700
  • Elidia Valencia
    signed 2018-06-29 20:58:12 -0700
  • Julie Frias
    signed via 2018-06-29 18:38:34 -0700
  • ramona sanchez
    signed 2018-06-29 15:05:37 -0700
    ramona sanchez
  • Emilie Kapono
    signed 2018-06-29 11:13:38 -0700
  • Patrick McKenna
    signed 2018-06-28 15:30:13 -0700
    Patrick Valencia McKenna
  • orlando carreon
    signed 2018-06-28 04:14:34 -0700
  • Natasha Morowei
    signed 2018-06-27 11:19:24 -0700
  • Alice Dominguez
    signed 2018-06-26 20:38:39 -0700
  • April Alvarez
    signed 2018-06-26 20:15:08 -0700
  • Nanette Deetz
    signed 2018-06-26 20:08:09 -0700
    Dear Senators,

    Please pass AB 2772 a bill that will require all students in high school to enroll in ethnic studies for one year. California has the highest percentage of high school students with unique cultures, languages, and ethnic origin. Ethnic studies provides an opportunity for students to understand at an academic level the history of this unique diversity. A full education that includes Ethnic Studies leads to peace, creativity, and understanding so that there is respect for one another.