Ethnic-studies requirement for Calif. high-schoolers
September 11, 2020
(JNS) — A bill to require high school students in California to take ethnic studies as a graduation requirement passed the state’s legislature on Monday.
Ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline, AB-331 passed the State Senate 33-4 and the State Assembly 62-12. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is expected to sign it into law and must decide by Sept. 30 whether to do so.
The measure would require a one-semester ethnic-studies course as a California high school graduation requirement, starting with the 2029-30 school year, based on the ethnic-studies model curriculum developed by the state.