Virginia Franco

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    Donations will be used towards building capacity in our next steps. That includes supporting community leaders in school districts across California and beyond in making Ethnic Studies accessible to all students. Thank you for your support!  This is a grassroots effort and your donation makes a difference.

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  • signed Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies 2018-06-10 23:43:36 -0700
    I support AB 2772 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, most diverse student population in the nation. We have seen, or learned, that ethnic minorities account for over 71% of the student population – with the more than 90 languages spoken in our District schools.


    With this rich abundance of diverse students, we should be able to build knowledge of the various racial and ethnic groups here in our state. Students need to build understanding and knowledge of all various racial and ethnic groups here in CA. It is never too late to begin preparing students toward valuing, and learning, the variety and richness of our cultures and languages.


    Virginia Franco

    Petition AB 2772 Ethnic Studies

    Please CLICK HERE to send an email today to the Senate Education Committee asking them to support AB 2772 Ethnic Studies for California high schools. 

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE LETTER OF SUPPORT. PLEASE SEND A SIGNED COPY TO info@ethnicstudiesnow.com and we will deliver it for you. 


     

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    I support AB 2772 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 2772 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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