Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
Existing law authorizes the establishment and maintenance of 9 subject matter projects by the Regents of the University of California with the approval of the Concurrence Committee. Existing law provides that the subject matter projects are to create opportunities for researchers, higher education faculty, and elementary and secondary school faculty to work together to identify exemplary teaching practices, examine and develop research on learning, knowledge, and educational materials, and provide support to teachers to develop and enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skills. Under existing law, these provisions do not apply to the University of California unless the Regents of the University of California, by resolution, makes them applicable.
This bill would authorize the establishment and maintenance of the California Computer Science Project as a 10th subject matter project pursuant to these provisions.