Speakers urge school board to require ethnic studies class

Source: Elk Grove Citizen by Cameron Macdonald

“Without knowledge of other cultural experiences and the history of these ethnic and cultural groups, I don’t think you can call yourself an educated person,” Medina told Time magazine last month.

This matter arose a month after Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, introduced Assembly Bill 2772, which would require public high school and charter students to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduate. If legislators and the governor approve the bill, then the requirement would begin during the 2023-24 school year.

“Without knowledge of other cultural experiences and the history of these ethnic and cultural groups, I don’t think you can call yourself an educated person,” Medina told Time magazine last month.