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FAIR Education Act | SB 48 | 2011

FAIR Education Act

The FAIR Education Act has been passed and signed by the Governor. Opponents of FAIR Education failed to qualify a referendum for the November 2012 ballot. To learn how to protect the FAIR Education Act by visiting: www.faireducationaction.com

Bill Number: SB 48

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act amends the education code to require schools to integrate factual information about social movements, current events and history of people with disabilities and LGBT people into existing social studies lessons. It also prevents the State Board of Education from adopting instructional materials that discriminate.

Author: Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) 

Status: Introduced on December 13, 2010. Passed by the Senate Education Committee on March 23, 2011 on a 6-3 vote. Passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 4, 2011 on a 3-2 vote. Passed by the California Senate 23-14 on April 14, 2011. Passed by the Assembly Committee on Education on June 28, 2011, on a 6-2 vote, and by the full Assembly on July 6, 2011 on a 49-25 vote. Signed by the Governor on July 14, 2011.

Author: Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)

Principal Legislative Co-Authors: Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-San Mateo), Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-East Los Angeles).

Additional Legislative Co-Authors: Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland), Senator Fran Pavley (D-Los Angeles & Ventura), Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Napa & Sonoma), Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Silicon Valley), Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Castro Valley), Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-Marin & Sonoma), Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk), Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena), Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis).

Organization Sponsors: Equality California, GSA Network



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