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

Kelly Salmon
Gabriel Nakano
Clarissa Laguardia
Akhil Gopal
Wedad Schlotte
David Siahaan
Veronica Greunke
Casey Richardson
David Utuone
Hilary Wheeler
Elise Kanodia
1,247 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kelly Salmon
    signed via 2021-01-21 13:27:26 -0800
  • Tracee Bailey
    signed via 2021-01-21 13:02:44 -0800
  • Nicole Wesley
    signed 2021-01-21 09:12:31 -0800
  • Lisa Marie Ruiz
    signed 2020-12-16 17:40:09 -0800
  • Madison Moore
    signed 2020-12-09 12:31:05 -0800
  • Gabriel Nakano
    signed 2020-10-29 10:05:56 -0700
  • Clarissa Laguardia
    signed 2020-09-22 18:15:15 -0700
    Without this bill, we would be perpetuating powerblindedness!
  • Prescilla Cobian
    signed 2020-09-21 16:53:41 -0700
  • Akhil Gopal
    signed 2020-09-18 12:34:27 -0700
  • Ava G
    signed 2020-09-17 20:15:39 -0700
  • Jasmine Delgado
    signed 2020-09-17 13:03:46 -0700
  • Jose Perez
    signed 2020-09-16 13:56:22 -0700
    When we fail to inform students of their own histories, histories that reflect the diversity or The Greatest State in our Great Nation, we fail as educators.
  • Bao Lo
    signed 2020-09-08 17:18:24 -0700
  • Wedad Schlotte
    signed 2020-09-05 23:33:32 -0700
    Not allowing ethnic studies to be taught at school is a form of censorship to silence our communities especially Middle Eastern/Arabs from telling their history.
  • Mikaela Niermann
    signed 2020-08-31 18:21:47 -0700
  • David Siahaan
    signed 2020-08-31 14:14:18 -0700
  • Julie Unson
    signed 2020-08-30 18:23:22 -0700
  • Anne Marie Sebastiani
    signed 2020-08-27 10:31:32 -0700
  • Debbie Campbell
    signed via 2020-08-27 09:54:09 -0700
  • Jijilia Koi
    signed via 2020-08-26 23:11:58 -0700
  • Veronica Greunke
    signed via 2020-08-26 22:28:32 -0700
  • Josephine Hanan
    signed via 2020-08-25 21:28:39 -0700
    LOVE THIS! About time.
  • Casey Richardson
    signed via 2020-08-25 20:33:51 -0700
  • Nika Sabouri
    signed via 2020-08-25 08:53:29 -0700
  • Lusiana Tuisavura
    signed via 2020-08-25 08:09:09 -0700
  • David Utuone
    signed via 2020-08-24 23:50:25 -0700
  • Sera Colata
    signed via 2020-08-24 23:06:57 -0700
  • Hilary Wheeler
    signed via 2020-08-24 22:22:59 -0700
  • Regina Weeks
    signed via 2020-08-24 21:56:13 -0700
  • Elise Kanodia
    signed via 2020-08-24 21:35:07 -0700

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