Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

Please CLICK HERE to send an email today to the Senate Education Committee asking them to support AB 2772 Ethnic Studies for California high schools. 

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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.

Who's signing

Katie Messina-Silva
Nidia Zavala Padilla
Kiandra Dillon
Deisy Amezcua
Timothy Chen
Mindy Plick
Laurie Reid
Kim Martinez
Synequeen Alasa-as
Mariana Fay
JoAnne Villagrana
Katherine Miller
Charlie Tian
1,500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Katie Messina-Silva
    signed 2018-06-18 18:06:07 -0700
  • Nidia Zavala Padilla
    signed 2018-06-17 20:24:27 -0700
  • Kiandra Renee
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-17 14:27:02 -0700
    Sign the petition: Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies
  • Kiandra Dillon
    signed 2018-06-17 14:26:33 -0700
    Kiandra Dillon
  • Isabel Zamora
    signed via 2018-06-15 10:21:47 -0700
  • Richard Soto
    signed 2018-06-15 09:59:13 -0700
    I have supported Ethnic Studies since 1969 and El Plan de Santa Barbara, as a result when I became a high school counselor in 1976 I developed a counseling tool "Self esteem and identity formation through literature. In 2016 I opened my own Chicano Research Center to help my community research it’s past, genealogy, and current affairs.
  • Melissa Alas
    signed 2018-06-15 01:46:06 -0700
  • Deisy Amezcua
    signed via 2018-06-14 23:40:49 -0700
  • Sera Hernandez
    signed 2018-06-14 19:20:12 -0700
  • Timothy Chen
    signed 2018-06-14 18:52:13 -0700
    I grew up in Silicon Valley and found it ridiculous that I had to wait until college to learn my own history. I wholly support ethnic studies at the high school level.
  • Juan Pablo Mercado
    signed 2018-06-14 15:01:50 -0700
  • Hatefas Yop
    signed 2018-06-14 13:05:29 -0700
    We must continue to educate students about their history.
  • Valentina Hernandez
    signed 2018-06-14 11:06:17 -0700
    Yes, I support ethnic Studies for everyone.
  • Mindy Plick
    signed 2018-06-14 07:30:19 -0700
  • Laurie Reid
    signed 2018-06-14 06:32:43 -0700
  • Kim Martinez
    signed via 2018-06-13 19:54:31 -0700
  • Jessica Alvarado
    signed 2018-06-13 19:51:13 -0700
  • Synequeen Alasa-as
    signed via 2018-06-13 19:19:11 -0700
  • Mariana Fay
    signed via 2018-06-13 18:11:28 -0700
  • ricardo medina
    signed 2018-06-13 16:37:41 -0700
  • Marisa Johnson
    signed via 2018-06-13 14:29:49 -0700
  • Antonio Benitez
    signed 2018-06-13 13:58:23 -0700
  • Ruben Gonzalez
    signed 2018-06-13 13:55:07 -0700
  • JoAnne Villagrana
    signed via 2018-06-13 13:38:15 -0700
  • Debbie Lachino
    signed 2018-06-13 12:26:12 -0700
  • Laurie Grossman
    signed 2018-06-13 10:42:59 -0700
    Every child should be exposed to all cultures.
  • Katherine Miller
    signed via 2018-06-13 10:30:06 -0700
  • Carolyn Howard
    signed 2018-06-13 10:19:57 -0700
    Such course work would continue to help those students in our fractured society learn from each other.
  • angelina manriquez
    signed 2018-06-13 09:55:09 -0700
  • Charlie Tian
    signed via 2018-06-13 09:00:49 -0700