Assemblymember Medina’s AB 331 Passes in the Senate Committee on Education

Thursday, June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, presented Assembly Bill (AB) 331 to the Senate Education Committee led by Senator Connie Leyva. AB 331 mandates Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement in all California high schools.

Commencing with the 2024-25 school year, AB 331 mandates a semester-long course in ethnic studies, to the list of statewide graduation requirements.

“As an Ethnic and Chicano studies teacher, I saw the power of curriculum, when students see themselves reflected. If they see themselves in the history taught and valued by educational institutions they prosper. Education becomes empowering and they become masters of their own destiny.”

We have an opportunity with AB 331 to include the rich history and culture of diversity into the curriculum of the state of California.

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