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

Christina Folco
Michele Blank
Sierra Satterstrom
Oceanna Gage
Lisa Schlosser
Kelly Salmon
Gabriel Nakano
Clarissa Laguardia
Akhil Gopal
Wedad Schlotte
David Siahaan
1,260 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Charlotte Lantz
    signed 2021-01-27 07:45:46 -0800
  • Christina Folco
    signed 2021-01-26 22:36:02 -0800
  • Michele Blank
    signed via 2021-01-24 09:26:29 -0800
  • Rene Herrera
    signed via 2021-01-22 16:03:10 -0800
  • Jenny Racine
    signed via 2021-01-22 07:46:40 -0800
  • Ralph Perez
    signed via 2021-01-21 23:46:44 -0800
  • Sierra Satterstrom
    signed via 2021-01-21 21:12:19 -0800
  • Oceanna Gage
    signed via 2021-01-21 20:52:03 -0800
  • Diane Jones
    signed via 2021-01-21 20:50:03 -0800
  • Natalie Christ
    signed via 2021-01-21 20:12:36 -0800
  • Laura Morton
    signed via 2021-01-21 17:55:42 -0800
  • Lisa Schlosser
    signed via 2021-01-21 17:01:09 -0800
  • 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

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