San Diego legislators and others are calling for Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that would require ethnic studies for high school students, a bill that has sat on his desk for two weeks.
AB 331 was authored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, and passed both chambers of the state Legislature at the end of August.
The bill would require public schools to offer a semester course in ethnic studies starting in 2025, and it would require high school students, starting with the class of 2030, to take ethnic studies in order to graduate.
There would be no state-mandated ethnic studies curriculum. School districts and charter schools would individually adopt the curriculum they want.