Conservative California school board OKs curriculum on gay rights activist after Newsom threatened $1.5M fine

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07/24/2023

A conservative school board in southern California reversed course and approved a social studies curriculum that references gay rights activist Harvey Milk, after Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened a $1.5 million fine. The Temecula Valley Unified School District had previously voted to reject the curriculum in part because some board members were concerned the curriculum’s supplementary material mentioned Milk, the former San Francisco supervisor and gay rights advocate who was assassinated in 1978. They voted unanimously to approve the material for instruction in Riverside County. In addition to the reference to Milk, some board members also said parents had not been adequately consulted about the curriculum.

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