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.

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  • The Stephen
    @SlavicStephen tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-04 10:40:40 -0800
    Sign the petition: AB 331 Petition. ETHNIC STUDIES FOREVER http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/ab331?recruiter_id=61321
  • Stephen Sobonya
    signed 2020-02-04 10:38:59 -0800
  • Yecii🌞
    signed 2020-02-04 10:36:41 -0800
  • Yecii🌞
    @xo_yeciica tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-04 10:35:44 -0800
  • Yecica Escobar
    signed 2020-02-04 10:35:25 -0800
  • Hannah Esselman
    signed 2020-02-03 03:57:19 -0800
  • Hasti Asl
    signed 2020-01-30 20:05:00 -0800
  • Cat DeGuzman
    signed 2020-01-29 22:00:46 -0800
  • Wendy Barrales
    signed 2019-12-09 08:22:04 -0800
  • Cardenas Shackelford
    signed 2019-11-30 08:29:05 -0800
    I am an educator in the Antioch Unified School District. I have been fighting to have Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Literature as a graduation requirement since 1998. I also believe that with the accurate teaching of each race’s contribution to the development of this country will reduce the amount of hate friction between the races. with that said the adults in the education system should be required to complete a year long course in Ethic Studies. Many educators knowingly and unknowingly project harmful race biases onto and into our innocent students; which damages them for life.
  • Arianni Rodriguez
    signed 2019-11-25 16:54:50 -0800
  • Noemi Aguayo
    signed 2019-11-24 23:59:09 -0800
  • Chad Carlson
    signed 2019-11-18 00:34:31 -0800
  • Tracie Noriega
    signed 2019-11-14 12:39:17 -0800
    New Haven Unified School District implemented taking an Ethnic Studies course towards graduation in the 1990’s. These courses have been sources of inspiration and liberation for our students, many of whom come back to the district to teach. We are 90% students of color and cannot imagine our system without our Ethnic Studies department. It is a priority such that James Logan High School has launched an Ethnic Studies Social Justice Academy.
  • Manu S-M
    signed 2019-11-01 07:03:33 -0700
  • Daniela Juarez
    signed 2019-10-29 22:07:05 -0700
    Daniela Isabella Juarez
  • Tarsha Godfrey
    signed 2019-10-10 10:01:44 -0700
  • Rabab Abdulhadi
    signed 2019-10-09 18:36:09 -0700
  • Jerri Bennett
    signed via 2019-09-22 09:06:10 -0700
    Jerri Bennett
  • Lorena Bennett
    signed 2019-09-21 20:00:39 -0700
  • Jeffrey Ramirez
    signed 2019-09-16 09:27:26 -0700
  • Jonathan Aguirre
    signed 2019-09-08 16:43:54 -0700
    Ethnic studies changed my direction in life. Ultimately saving me.
  • Ava Wallace
    signed 2019-08-21 08:15:13 -0700
  • Alex Stattion
    signed 2019-08-17 15:46:02 -0700
  • Dona Wilkerson
    signed 2019-08-16 20:01:30 -0700
  • Ranisha Todd
    signed 2019-08-15 15:34:02 -0700
    Ranisha Todd
  • John Frazer
    signed 2019-08-15 15:33:06 -0700
  • Debra Watkins
    signed 2019-08-15 12:16:29 -0700
  • Robert Sykes
    signed 2019-08-15 09:09:29 -0700
    As a BSU Advisor and Ethnic Studies major I 100% support this!
  • Katrina Floyd-Gonzales
    signed 2019-08-15 08:59:27 -0700