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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1,247 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Erica Baker
    signed via 2020-08-24 21:22:52 -0700
  • Diana Culmer
    signed via 2020-08-24 20:55:23 -0700
  • Christina Palmer
    signed via 2020-08-24 20:49:30 -0700
  • Ana Jones
    signed via 2020-08-24 19:56:49 -0700
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  • alan robin
    signed via 2020-08-24 19:24:38 -0700
  • Cody Barnes
    signed via 2020-08-24 18:50:50 -0700
  • Kristal Crawford
    signed via 2020-08-24 18:38:55 -0700
  • Bianca Garcia
    signed via 2020-08-23 22:03:10 -0700
  • Ana Petero
    signed 2020-08-23 18:21:28 -0700
    It is fundamental to educational equity.
  • Todd Keating
    signed 2020-08-23 13:26:49 -0700
  • Casey Singleton
    signed via 2020-08-23 09:52:06 -0700
  • Justin Smith
    signed 2020-08-22 20:04:44 -0700
  • joleen nguyen
    signed 2020-08-22 20:00:23 -0700
  • Alana Alcini
    signed 2020-08-22 19:01:05 -0700
  • Alicia Garcia
    signed 2020-08-22 18:11:09 -0700
  • Cherry Jordan
    signed 2020-08-22 14:59:50 -0700
  • Tatia Chxeidze
    signed 2020-08-22 07:38:21 -0700
  • Kieran Zoeller
    signed 2020-08-18 17:34:14 -0700
  • Armando Rendon
    signed 2020-08-18 11:57:07 -0700
    Our children need to be introduced to the real world of diversity of cultures and the values that go with them. Having to take a course in ethnic studies is a positive step long overdue.
  • Molly Griffin
    signed 2020-08-18 10:05:25 -0700
  • hilary ruggiano
    signed 2020-08-18 09:59:04 -0700
  • Caroline Christ
    signed 2020-08-17 21:50:53 -0700
  • Hannah Xu
    signed via 2020-08-17 19:10:48 -0700
  • Laurie Bongard
    signed 2020-08-17 16:38:40 -0700
  • Ada Bradner
    signed 2020-08-17 12:03:32 -0700
  • Angela Zhang
    signed via 2020-08-15 22:29:38 -0700
  • Bea Castillo
    signed 2020-08-15 17:22:11 -0700
  • Josephine Duc
    signed 2020-08-15 16:13:28 -0700
  • Sarah Dornbos
    signed 2020-08-15 15:37:04 -0700
    I wish I had learned a broader history in my K-12 education than European/White perspectives and narratives. I want to make sure the next generation has a better understanding of our history that includes the important perspectives of people of color.
  • Erin Perry
    signed 2020-08-15 10:09:27 -0700

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