AB 331 Petition

I support AB 331 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 331 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

Anja Bircher
Devon Azzam
Tim Zelonka
Jennifer
Kelsey Molina
Isaac Richert
Sophia Perite
Dane Tedder
Rose Emerson
Lisa Yankton
Lyndsey Hansen
Elizabeth Hubert
1,261 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Emma Fisher
    signed 2022-10-05 12:39:32 -0700
  • Andrea Wise
    signed 2022-10-05 09:24:39 -0700
  • Anja Bircher
    signed 2022-10-05 08:22:27 -0700
  • Devon Azzam
    signed 2022-09-22 09:41:35 -0700
  • Savannah Wohlstattar
    signed 2022-06-27 09:41:49 -0700
  • Tim Zelonka
    signed via 2022-05-03 01:43:01 -0700
    Thank you for your service to empowering everyone.
  • Maanasi Shyno
    signed 2022-04-19 11:48:06 -0700
  • Yolanda Serrato-Jonian
    signed 2022-04-09 12:24:18 -0700
  • Kiara Nguyen
    signed 2022-01-15 10:18:36 -0800
  • Jenny Baltes
    signed 2021-09-10 12:23:02 -0700
  • Jennifer
    signed 2021-09-09 16:04:15 -0700
  • Lauren Jennings
    signed 2021-08-28 12:08:30 -0700
  • Jose Dominguez
    signed via 2021-08-24 12:16:34 -0700
  • Kelsey Molina
    signed 2021-06-09 18:53:53 -0700
  • Isaac Richert
    signed 2021-06-09 09:18:11 -0700
  • gerardo montano
    signed 2021-05-06 02:00:15 -0700
    Implementation of k-12 ethnic studies courses are empirically proven to increase academic achievement (higher: GPA/graduation rates/test scores), sharpen critical thinking skills, develop empathy for marginalized communities, and advance social justice action across various groups, irrespective of color!
  • Young Choi
    signed 2021-04-14 08:44:27 -0700
  • Hannah Henry
    signed 2021-04-07 09:39:36 -0700
    I just found this website – it aligns with the goals of my organization Teach Truth. Looking forward to participating.
  • Sophia Perite
    signed 2021-04-07 08:23:23 -0700
  • Audrey Molitor
    signed 2021-03-30 23:01:25 -0700
  • Keiko Ushijima
    signed 2021-03-28 14:24:15 -0700
  • Dane Tedder
    signed 2021-03-27 07:46:29 -0700
  • Rose Emerson
    signed 2021-03-26 12:05:10 -0700
  • Kristine Specht
    signed 2021-03-08 16:50:24 -0800
  • Joel Flores
    signed 2021-03-03 21:16:22 -0800
  • Lisa Yankton
    signed 2021-02-23 00:19:07 -0800
    I wrote the Ethnic Studies Requirement Bill at UC Berkeley.
  • Sylvia Mendez
    signed via 2021-02-10 12:14:09 -0800
  • luisa martinez
    signed 2021-01-30 17:17:03 -0800
  • Lyndsey Hansen
    signed 2021-01-28 00:05:20 -0800
  • Elizabeth Hubert
    signed 2021-01-27 22:33:29 -0800

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