According to the LA Times, a bill was approved last week by the state Assembly that requires the Education Department to form a task force to study the best method to implement a standardized ethnic studies curriculum statewide.

The bill now moves on to the state Senate

This effort is in stark contract to other states such as Arizona which banned ethnic studies classes saying they were primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or those that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people."

Supporters, on the other hand, say the classes teach students about America's cultural heritage by exploring different perspectives in literature, history and social justice.

Read more at the LA Times