SACRAMENTO- Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement has been passed by the state legislature in Sacramento.
California has become the 1st state in the nation to approve legislation to require an Ethnic Studies course for high school graduation. The vote was 55-11. It will now head to the Governor for a signature to become law.
While law makers are patting themselves on the back after taking 19 years to accomplish a goal that the Democratic Party has been resistant to despite using the same ethnic communities for their votes, the new law will will take almost a decade to implement. It won’t make all high schools be required to just OFFER an ethnic studies course until the 2025-26 school year. It will then be a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT by the 2029-30 school year.
In June Governor Newsom already approved in $50 million in funding for ethnic studies implementation and $5 million towards ethnic studies professional development. #ethnicstudies #california