High school ethnic studies would be required in California under Riverside lawmaker’s bill

Source: The Press-Enterprise

“The history that students learn in school is typically narrow in focus and perspective,” Medina said in a news release. “Requiring ethnic studies helps ensure that all students learn about the diverse histories of the people that make up America.”

A Riverside legislator’s bill seeks to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement in California

The bill introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, a former ethnic studies teacher, has passed the Assembly floor and moved to the state Senate.

It would require the roughly 1.7 million public high schools students in the state take a semester of ethnic studies in order to graduate, beginning in the 2023-24 school year.