BILL NUMBER: AB 199	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 12, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 28, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 17, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Members Ma and Cook
   (Principal coauthor: Senator Yee)
    (   Coauthor:   Assembly Member  
Hill   ) 

                        JANUARY 27, 2011

   An act to amend Section 51221.3 of the Education Code, relating to
school curriculum.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 199, as amended, Ma. School curriculum: social sciences:
Filipinos in World War II.
   Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 7 to
12, inclusive, to include instruction in social sciences, which is
permitted to include instruction on World War II and the American
role in that war. Existing law encourages that instruction to include
a component drawn from personal testimony of American soldiers who
were involved in World War II and those men and women who contributed
to the war effort on the homefront.
   This bill would encourage instruction in social sciences for
grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include instruction on World War II and
the role of Filipinos in that war, and would encourage that
instruction to include a component drawn from personal testimony, as
provided.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 51221.3 of the Education Code is amended to
read:
   51221.3.  (a) Instruction in the area of social sciences, as
required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 51220, may include
instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. The
Legislature encourages this instruction to include, but not be
limited to, a component drawn from personal testimony, especially in
the form of oral or video histories, if available, of American
soldiers who were involved in World War II and those men and women
who contributed to the war effort on the homefront. The oral
histories used as part of the instruction regarding World War II
shall exemplify the personal sacrifice and courage of the wide range
of ordinary citizens who were called upon to participate. The oral
histories shall contain the views and comments of their subjects
regarding the reasons for American participation in  the war
  World War II  and the actions taken to end the
war in the Pacific. These oral histories shall also solicit comments
from their subjects regarding the aftermath of  the war
  World War II  in Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union.
   (b) The Legislature finds and declares that the current
state-adopted academic content standards already include instruction
on the Korean War and the Vietnam War in the appropriate grade level
consistent with those standards. The Legislature encourages that this
instruction include a component drawn from personal testimony,
especially in the form of oral or video histories, if available, of
American soldiers who were involved in those wars.
   (c) (1) The Legislature encourages the instruction required
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 51220 to include instruction
on World War II and the role of Filipinos in that war, consisting of
an accurate history of the contributions of the Filipino American
veterans who fought courageously in the United States Army for
freedom and democracy in World War II under the leadership of General
Douglas MacArthur.
   (2) The Legislature encourages the instruction described in
paragraph (1) to include a component drawn from personal testimony,
especially in the form of oral or video histories of Filipinos who
were involved in World War II and those men and women who contributed
to the war effort on the homefront. The oral histories used as a
part of the instruction regarding the role of Filipinos in World War
II are encouraged to do all of the following:
   (A) Exemplify the personal sacrifice and courage of the wide range
of ordinary citizens who were called upon to participate and to
provide intelligence for the United States.
   (B) Contain the views and comments of their subjects regarding the
reasons for their participation in  the war  
World War II  .
   (C) Solicit comments from their subjects regarding the aftermath
of  the war   World War II  and the
immigration of Filipinos to the United States.