The California Senate Education Committee is expected to consider 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 the public hearing. To voice your concerns about this bill, you can send the following email to members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Recently, CFER organized a diverse coalition of 18 national and regional groups in a joint letter against AB101, addressing the State Assembly. The joint statement details educational ramifications and huge financial burdens of implementing a state mandate on ethnic studies. We are now expanding our coalition to address the State Senate. In this upward spirit, CFER calls upon our supporters and concerned citizens to contact the California Senate Education Committee to voice your concerns. Please feel free to utilize our auto-mated system below (with customizable options) to send your letter.