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

Joslyn Garcia
Diana Lopez
Jaeyung Choi
Diane Wilt
Benjamin Wood
Chelsea Wormington
Thomas Crumly
Meg Unden
Philip Noel
Maya Chiodo
Sean O’Brien
Craig Cook
aurora marquez
George Terterian
1,267 SIGNATURES
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  • Joslyn Garcia
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:38 -0800
  • Alejandro Gonzalez
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:37 -0800
  • Cindy Guzman
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:26 -0800
  • Julia Cocilion
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:20 -0800
  • Diana Lopez
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:19 -0800
  • Marcos Ruiz Rojas
    signed 2019-03-06 12:37:01 -0800
    GREAT!
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    signed 2019-03-06 12:36:42 -0800
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  • Roberto Berber
    signed 2019-03-06 12:36:36 -0800
  • Arianna Trinidad
    signed 2019-03-06 12:36:32 -0800
  • Jaeyung Choi
    signed 2019-03-06 12:36:26 -0800
  • Diane Wilt
    signed via 2019-03-06 12:26:28 -0800
  • Benjamin Wood
    signed 2019-03-06 12:16:56 -0800
  • Stefanie Hilstein
    signed 2019-03-06 12:12:36 -0800
  • Chelsea Wormington
    signed 2019-03-06 11:41:00 -0800
    Chelsea Wormington
  • Thomas Crumly
    signed 2019-03-06 11:27:51 -0800
  • Meg Unden
    signed 2019-03-06 11:25:31 -0800
  • Philip Noel
    signed 2019-03-06 11:02:40 -0800
    Philip Noel
  • Esmeralda Camarena
    signed 2019-03-06 11:00:03 -0800
  • Maya Chiodo
    signed 2019-03-06 10:06:51 -0800
  • Sean O’Brien
    signed via 2019-03-06 10:03:37 -0800
  • Kiki Takeuchi
    signed via 2019-03-06 10:00:44 -0800
  • Craig Cook
    signed 2019-03-06 09:53:56 -0800
    I write in support of 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.


    Sincerely,

    Prof. Craig Cook

    SBCC

    American Ethnic Studies Department
  • Carolyn Samoa
    signed 2019-03-06 09:53:42 -0800
  • Miranda O'Brien
    signed 2019-03-06 09:50:53 -0800
  • jocelyn morales
    signed 2019-03-06 09:44:40 -0800
    jocelyn morales
  • David Marsh
    signed 2019-03-06 09:14:10 -0800
  • Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval
    signed 2019-03-06 09:00:15 -0800
    Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval
  • aurora marquez
    signed 2019-03-06 08:53:22 -0800
  • George Terterian
    @georgeterterian tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-06 08:53:12 -0800
  • George Terterian
    signed 2019-03-06 08:52:16 -0800
    Liberal Arts education is the antidote to bigotry.

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