The California Assembly Education Committee is considering AB101, a bill that would mandate ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement. Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) opposes this bill as a precipitous plan to promote ethnic studies without resolving the controversies around the framework of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. We will also testify against the bill during subsequent public hearings. To voice your concerns about this bill, you can send the following email to members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Recently, CFER joins the AMCHA Initiative, the California Association of Scholars and 4 other partner groups in a joint letter against the state ethnic studies mandate AB101. The joint statement details the huge financial burdens of implementing a state mandate on ethnic studies.