Assemblymember Medina Introduces Bill to Mandate Ethnic Studies as Graduation Requirement

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2772 to require ethnic studies in high school.

“Knowledge of our history plays a critical role in shaping who we become. When I was growing up, the history of those who look like me was not represented in the classroom. As a former teacher, I saw firsthand how much more engaged my students were when they saw themselves reflected in the coursework. California is one of the most diverse states in the country and we should celebrate that diversity by teaching a curriculum that is inclusive of all of our cultures and backgrounds. That is why I am proud to introduce AB 2772 which will mandate ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement.”

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.


Contact: Kelly Reynolds (916) 319-2061