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

Courtney Kienow
Heather Willis
Kristine Dennehy
Vicente Rama
Arnold Penaloza
Willa Madrid
Craig Ihara
Salada Vann
Angel Truong
Alena Steen
Jessica Rivera
America
Oliver Politron
Emily Robinson
1,232 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Courtney Kienow
    signed 2019-03-06 19:59:26 -0800
  • Heather Willis
    signed 2019-03-06 19:45:48 -0800
  • Winnie Hung
    signed 2019-03-06 19:32:56 -0800
    As a professor in Ethnic Studies, I’m always moved when students tell me how they feel connected to American history for the first time in their academic careers. For many, Ethnic Studies in college is the first time they are introduced to a fuller spectrum of American history. Ethnic Studies is American history that doesn’t only center Western Europeans so that all students may see themselves as part of this country’s story.
  • Kristine Dennehy
    signed 2019-03-06 18:59:46 -0800
    As a professor of History at Cal State Fullerton, I’d like to see our high school students prepared with an understanding of ethnic studies.
  • Angelina Loyola
    signed 2019-03-06 18:45:23 -0800
  • vicente
    @sntaye tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-06 18:42:36 -0800
  • Vicente Rama
    signed 2019-03-06 18:41:54 -0800
  • Arnold Penaloza
    signed via 2019-03-06 18:38:09 -0800
  • Willa Madrid
    signed 2019-03-06 18:37:20 -0800
  • Craig Ihara
    signed 2019-03-06 18:35:39 -0800
  • Salada Vann
    signed 2019-03-06 18:30:06 -0800
  • I go, you go, we all go
    @Igodoe_ tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-06 18:27:40 -0800
  • Igo Pantanosas
    signed 2019-03-06 18:26:16 -0800
  • Eliza Noh
    signed 2019-03-06 18:10:03 -0800
  • Amal Ali
    signed 2019-03-06 17:56:02 -0800
  • Elaine Abelaye-Mateo
    signed 2019-03-06 16:55:27 -0800
  • Angel Truong
    signed 2019-03-06 15:43:20 -0800
  • barbara carini
    signed 2019-03-06 15:41:48 -0800
    barbara carini
  • Alena Steen
    signed 2019-03-06 15:21:52 -0800
  • Grace Shimizu
    signed 2019-03-06 14:57:45 -0800
    Grace Shimizu
  • Karen Choup
    signed 2019-03-06 14:01:36 -0800
  • Iveth Estrada Reyes
    signed 2019-03-06 13:16:39 -0800
  • The Captain
    @Raw_talent14 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-06 13:11:09 -0800
  • Angel Ardon
    signed 2019-03-06 13:10:53 -0800
  • Jessica Rivera
    signed 2019-03-06 13:08:47 -0800
  • Giovani Hernandez-Parra
    signed 2019-03-06 13:07:07 -0800
  • America
    signed 2019-03-06 13:06:52 -0800
  • Oliver Politron
    signed 2019-03-06 13:02:07 -0800
  • Mireya garcia
    signed 2019-03-06 12:58:31 -0800
    Mireya garcia
  • Emily Robinson
    signed 2019-03-06 12:52:51 -0800

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