50 Years After East L.A. Walkouts, Same Issues Persist

(Sacramento) –  Assemblymember Jose Medina (D–Riverside) and his legislative colleagues commemorate the 50th anniversary of the East Los Angeles student walkouts by urging support for his bill to mandate ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement, Assembly Bill 2772. “Fifty years later, most of the demands the students made have still not been implemented; the greatest being a curriculum that integrates the significance of their background and histories into America’s story,” Assemblymember Medina said. “AB 2772 would help close this gap in education and ensure that California raises culturally competent citizens.” Watch more from the press conference in this Assembly Access  video.