Should all CA high school students be required to take an ethnic studies class?

Source: Larry Mantle, AirTalk, KPCC 89.3

California law mandates that high school students take courses such as U.S. History, economics and American government in order to graduate, but Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) wants to add one more requirement to the list: ethnic studies.

In his newly introduced Assembly Bill 2772, Medina proposes that any school that doesn’t already offer “standards-based ethnic studies curriculum” offer such a survey course by the 2021 school year, based on the model curriculum currently being developed by the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education. If the bill passes, taking this course would be a graduation requirement for students starting in the year 2023.