BILL NUMBER: AB 1912	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 7, 2014
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 11, 2014
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 19, 2014
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 18, 2014

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Holden
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Bradford, Brown, Garcia, Gonzalez,
Hall, Jones-Sawyer, and Ting)

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2014

   An act to add Section 33543 to the Education Code, relating to
pupil instruction.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1912, Holden. Pupil instruction: history-social science
framework: election of President Barack Obama.
   Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to
recommend curriculum frameworks to the State Board of Education.
Existing law defines "curriculum framework" as an outline of the
components of a given course of study designed to provide state
direction to school districts in the provision of instructional
programs. Existing law authorizes the state board to consider the
adoption of a revised curriculum framework and evaluation criteria
for instructional materials in history-social science.
   This bill would require the commission, during the next revision
of the history-social science curriculum framework, to consider
including, and recommending for adoption by the state board,
instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the
significance of the United States electing its first African American
President, as appropriate. The bill would require the state board to
adopt, modify, or reject the curriculum framework recommended by the
commission.


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

  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) The election of Barack Hussein Obama to the office of
President of the United States was a historic step in the effort
towards equality in the United States.
   (b) Before the Civil Rights Movement, intimidation and physical
violence prevented millions of African Americans from voting and
alienated them from the electoral process.
   (c) The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a civil rights victory that
inspired more ethnic minorities to register to vote and pursue
elected office.
   (d) Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School where he became the
first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
   (e) After law school, Barack Obama worked to fulfill the spirit of
the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by encouraging people to register to
vote.
   (f) Barack Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in
1996 and to the United States Senate in 2004.
   (g) Senator Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the
United States and first African American President on November 4,
2008, and was sworn in on January 20, 2009.
   (h) In honor of his extraordinary efforts to strengthen
international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, President
Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
   (i) President Obama was reelected on November 6, 2012, and was
sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
  SEC. 2.  Section 33543 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   33543.  (a) During the next revision of the history-social science
curriculum framework, the commission shall consider including, and
recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the
election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United
States electing its first African American President, as
appropriate.
   (b) The state board shall adopt, modify, or reject the curriculum
framework recommended by the commission pursuant to subdivision (a).