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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1,267 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Vanesa Munoz Cuevas
    signed 2019-04-04 13:29:07 -0700
  • L Martinez
    signed 2019-04-03 22:40:12 -0700
  • Karen Ni
    signed 2019-04-03 13:18:20 -0700
  • Joseph Cardenas
    signed 2019-04-02 15:38:09 -0700
  • Toan Tran
    signed 2019-04-02 14:55:16 -0700
  • Nerine Ortiz Pon
    signed 2019-04-01 09:54:18 -0700
    Nerine Ortiz Pon
  • Theresa Vu
    signed 2019-04-01 03:39:43 -0700
  • janie chen
    signed 2019-04-01 00:38:51 -0700
  • Tiffany Vuong
    signed 2019-03-31 16:46:31 -0700
  • starla lewis
    signed 2019-03-31 08:08:57 -0700
    Ethnic Studies is inclusive American and Global Studies.
  • Debra Busman
    signed 2019-03-31 05:24:10 -0700
  • Kate Dolorito
    signed 2019-03-30 23:07:55 -0700
  • Lauren Lustrup
    signed 2019-03-30 21:22:10 -0700
  • Celeste Quintero
    signed 2019-03-30 20:25:34 -0700
  • Jeren Penalosa
    signed 2019-03-30 19:11:44 -0700
  • Claire Valderama-Wallace
    signed 2019-03-30 16:29:29 -0700
  • Joseph Nevarez
    signed 2019-03-30 10:21:29 -0700
  • Silvia Nevarez
    signed 2019-03-30 10:15:37 -0700
  • Ricardo Aguilar
    signed 2019-03-30 09:53:07 -0700
    Our State needs this program, our nation needs this program, our students needs this program. Sí se puede!
  • Steven McCarty
    signed 2019-03-30 09:30:42 -0700
  • Jennie Flores
    signed 2019-03-29 19:40:27 -0700
  • Caryn Madansky
    signed 2019-03-29 14:48:36 -0700
  • Lesley Torres
    signed 2019-03-28 16:06:04 -0700
  • Saul Ramirez
    signed 2019-03-28 14:43:53 -0700
  • Yesenia Solorzano
    signed 2019-03-28 13:50:50 -0700
  • Monica Salgado
    signed 2019-03-28 13:48:05 -0700
  • Yazmin Valadez
    signed 2019-03-28 08:02:17 -0700
  • Jonathan Martell
    signed 2019-03-28 00:39:45 -0700
  • Margie Mallen
    signed 2019-03-27 21:11:44 -0700
  • Natalie Vargas
    signed 2019-03-27 18:02:16 -0700

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