(Sacramento) Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) joined a rally with students and teachers to cite reports of higher motivation and graduation rates, along with fewer dropouts in schools that make ethnic studies a requirement. “Ethnic studies has shown that it can raise achievement amongst all groups. Ethnic studies improves empathy in a school” said Assemblymember Medina, who spent a number of years in the classroom as a teacher. Mr. Medina has introduced Assembly Bill 2772, a measure to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by 2023. Students spoke about their positive experiences with ethnic studies. To learn more about ethnic studies and AB 2772 watch this Assembly Access video.