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

1,258 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Andres Sánchez Corona
    signed 2019-03-05 12:20:21 -0800
    Give us ethnic studies now!!!!
  • Alberto Ochoa
    signed 2019-03-05 12:10:24 -0800
    In strong support of AB 331, a course of ethnic studies to be a high school graduation requirement beginning the school year of 2023-2024. Will promote awareness and civic engagement in our school communities.
  • Marilyn Flores
    signed 2019-03-05 11:50:37 -0800
  • Noriko Kakue
    signed 2019-03-05 11:40:02 -0800
  • Ellen Carey
    signed 2019-03-05 11:37:44 -0800
  • Rosa Garcia
    signed 2019-03-05 11:35:18 -0800
  • Abigail Benitez
    signed 2019-03-05 11:35:03 -0800
    Abigail A. Benitez
  • Harry Langenbacher
    signed 2019-03-05 11:19:01 -0800
    Ignorance breeds fear, and fear brings hate. Knowledge provides understanding and eliminates the effects of ignorance. We need this to bring peace to our diverse world and our diverse communities.
  • Francisco Tamayo Jr.
    signed 2019-03-05 11:18:06 -0800
    OUR EXISTENCE IS RESISTANCE
  • Allison Weihe
    signed 2019-03-05 11:12:33 -0800
  • Mary Lou Finley
    signed 2019-03-05 11:05:19 -0800
    Mary Lou Finley
  • Frank and Mary Jane Anderson
    signed 2019-03-05 11:00:28 -0800
  • Celestina Olivas
    signed 2019-03-05 10:59:01 -0800
  • Michael Romano
    signed 2019-03-05 10:56:14 -0800
  • Theresa Montaño
    signed 2019-03-05 10:39:14 -0800
  • Gregorio Pantoja
    signed 2019-03-05 10:32:11 -0800
  • Ramon Vasquez
    signed 2019-03-05 10:30:19 -0800
  • Michael Sagehorn
    signed 2019-03-05 10:23:19 -0800
    Michael Sagehorn
  • Frank Adamson
    signed 2019-03-05 10:06:23 -0800
  • Abraham Ignacio
    signed 2019-03-05 10:05:21 -0800
  • Loni English
    signed 2019-03-05 10:03:53 -0800
  • Wesley Sosa
    signed 2019-03-05 09:57:31 -0800
  • Naqiba Gregory
    signed 2019-03-05 09:54:15 -0800
  • Glenn Omatsu
    signed 2019-03-05 09:53:34 -0800
  • Daniel Aniciete
    signed 2019-03-05 09:49:01 -0800
  • Wayne Jopanda
    signed 2019-03-05 09:48:40 -0800
    Wayne Jopanda
  • Sara Ross
    signed 2019-03-05 09:45:42 -0800
  • Betsy Paredes
    signed 2019-03-05 09:45:10 -0800
  • Eugene Hernandez
    signed 2019-03-05 09:37:54 -0800
    EUGENE HERNANDEZ
  • Brittany Aronson
    signed 2019-03-05 09:26:45 -0800
    BRITTANY ARONSON

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