Gov. Brown rejects ethnic studies bill, saying high school students are overburndened - Press Enterprise by Johnny Bender
Concerns about high school students being overwhelmed by homework, tests and graduation requirements led Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill allowing some school districts to require ethnic studies classes.
The legislation, AB 2772, would have set up a three-year pilot program allowing 11 school districts that would be picked throughout California to require students to a take a semester or year of ethnic studies in order to graduate. The bill was was authored by Assembly members Jose Medina, D-Riverside, a former ethnic studies teacher; Rob Bonta, D-Oakland; and Shirley Weber, D-San Diego. Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, was co-author.