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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  • Victoria Huynh
    signed 2018-06-26 18:15:33 -0700
    I support Ethnic Studies because students of color across California deserve to know our diverse histories and learn from each other!
  • Jorge Pacheco
    signed 2018-06-26 15:48:09 -0700
  • Jensine Carreon
    signed 2018-06-26 14:10:56 -0700
  • Ana Yeli Ruiz
    signed 2018-06-26 09:20:09 -0700
  • Diana Rodriguez
    signed 2018-06-25 19:26:47 -0700
  • Tara Affolter
    signed 2018-06-25 19:22:34 -0700
  • Johnny Carlos Ramirez
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-25 17:20:06 -0700
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  • Johnny Ramirez
    signed 2018-06-25 17:19:46 -0700
  • Daniel Russell
    signed 2018-06-25 16:41:56 -0700
  • Jose Lopez Morin
    signed 2018-06-25 13:55:00 -0700
  • Johnavalos Rios
    signed 2018-06-25 13:11:33 -0700
  • Gilda Ochoa
    signed 2018-06-25 12:46:32 -0700
    As a Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies professor, I have seen the crucial role ethnic studies has in fostering social, political, and personal awareness among students and communities. This awareness is key to enhancing educational outcomes and ensuring more informed communities. College students should not be the only ones with access to the knowledge, and approaches offered in ethnic studies courses.
  • Javier San Roman
    signed 2018-06-25 11:48:43 -0700
  • juan gamboa
    signed 2018-06-25 10:26:45 -0700
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  • Amada Randisi
    signed 2018-06-25 09:24:09 -0700
    I am a future ECE teacher, and in my studies over the past few years it’s been embedded in me that I must strive to support a diverse set of students and families in my community. I fully support this, but the problem is not that I am unwilling to modify expectations or cater the individual needs of my students, its the battle with uneducated families. Children need to learn the benefits of learning and coexisting with diverse groups of individuals as early as possible. If high school is the start, so be it. My children will benefit, our communities will benefit, and the evolution of the United States will certainly improve.
  • Endzhe Latypova
    signed 2018-06-24 22:50:10 -0700
  • Socorro Lizarraga
    signed 2018-06-23 14:56:41 -0700
  • Gloria Ulloa Rodriguez
    signed 2018-06-23 12:57:47 -0700
  • Josefina Padilla
    signed via 2018-06-23 10:28:53 -0700
  • Samantha Garcia
    signed 2018-06-22 23:38:29 -0700
  • Mars Serna
    signed 2018-06-22 20:47:35 -0700
  • Alfredo Mendoza
    signed 2018-06-22 13:04:26 -0700
  • Ariana Cruz-Araiza
    signed 2018-06-22 08:48:57 -0700
  • Genesis Aldama
    signed 2018-06-20 18:49:06 -0700
  • Madison Holland
    signed 2018-06-20 17:42:59 -0700
  • Nhu Solares
    signed 2018-06-20 15:19:13 -0700
  • Nereida Morales
    signed 2018-06-20 08:53:22 -0700
  • Maria Gonzalez
    signed via 2018-06-19 20:05:14 -0700
  • Gustavo Gonzalez
    signed 2018-06-18 20:57:28 -0700
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  • Candida Gonzalez
    signed 2018-06-18 19:11:06 -0700