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AB-1 Instruction: labor history.(2005-2006)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  February 10, 2005

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2005–2006 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Baca Jr.

December 06, 2004


An act to amend Section 51008 of the Education Code, relating to instruction.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1, as amended, Baca Jr.. Instruction: labor history.
Exiting law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the state curriculum and framework, where appropriate, include instruction on Cesar Chavez and the history of the farm labor movement in the United States and that state criteria for selecting textbooks include information to guide the selection of textbooks that highlight the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez and the history of the farm labor movement in the United States.
This bill would also require the board to ensure that the state curriculum and framework for grades 4, 8, and 11, where appropriate, include instruction on the history of the labor movement in the United States and that state criteria for selecting textbooks include information to guide the selection of textbooks that highlight the contributions and history of the labor movement in the United States.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51008 of the Education Code is amended to read:

51008.
 (a) The state board shall ensure that the state curriculum and framework, where appropriate, include instruction on Cesar Chavez and the history of the farm labor movement in the United States, and that the state criteria for selecting textbooks include information to guide the selection of textbooks that contain sections that highlight the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez and the history of the farm labor movement in the United States.
(b) The state board shall ensure that the state curriculum and framework for grades 4, 8, and 11, where appropriate, include instruction on the history of the labor movement in the United States, and that the state criteria for selecting textbooks include information to guide the selection of textbooks that contain sections that highlight the contributions and history of the labor movement in the United States.