California is now the first country to order students to take a course in ethnic studies to graduate from high school.
Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomC California becomes the first country to ban ‘robbery’ Overnight Energy & Environment: White House reinstates Trump terms – raised environmental protection law Equilibrium / Sustainability – Courtesy of American Petroleum Institute – NASA unveils ‘planetary defense’ tech to attack asteroid OTHER (D) on Friday signed into law Assembly Assembly 101, which requires foreign academics and charter schools serving students in nine to twelve sections to offer a semester-class on ethnic education starting in the 2025-2026 school year, the governor’s office said. in a sentence.
The policy also requires students to complete such a course starting with the graduation class for 2029-2030.
In a letter announcing the signing, Newsom said the academic courses “make students learn their own stories, and those of their classmates” and “promote student achievement over time – especially among students of color.”
“America is shaped by our shared history, much of which is tragic and marred by terrible chaos,” he wrote. “Students must see themselves in their studies, and they must understand the full history of our country if we expect them to one day build a more equitable society.”
Friday’s signature comes after five years of scrutiny surrounding the bill. Newsom remained almost identical last year because it wanted the curriculum for ethnic studies to be more comprehensive, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The California Board of Education received a moderate course in ethnic studies in March focusing on African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Indians, according to The Associated Press.
The course also includes educational programs for American Jews, American Americans, American Sikhs and Armenian Americans.
California law comes amid pressure by security guards to curb the training of certain topics surrounding the race, especially those that have criticized nationalist ideology.
The theory, which was developed decades ago, examines the role played by the system of apartheid in the founding of the world. Several countries have considered passing or passing a law banning it.