Tuesday, the Temecula Valley Unified School District board again voted 3-2 to reject California’s elementary school social studies curriculum. Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced he is sending textbooks “to ensure students in the district begin the school year with access to up-to-date books and materials that comply with state law.”
And the governor threatened the board: “After we deliver the textbooks into the hands of students and their parents, the state will deliver the bill — along with a $1.5 million fine — to the school board for its decision to willfully violate the law, subvert the will of parents, and force children to use an out-of-print textbook from 17 years ago.”
The elementary school curriculum the Temecula board rejected includes lessons on Harvey Milk, who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who later committed suicide as an adult. The left has glamorized Milk as the first openly gay politician to be elected in the United States, but he was credibly revealed as a pedophile by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts in his 1982 book The Mayor of Castro Street, as Steve Aunan reported in June at the Globe. “Milk was murdered in 1978, but that had nothing to do with his gayness, and his gayness also has nothing to do with the current school curriculum kerfuffle. But you wouldn’t know that from the Censorship Industrial Complex, which has joined Newsom by punching down on Armenian and Muslim parents in addition to their usual Christian targets.”
“The three political activists on the school board have yet again proven they are more interested in breaking the law than doing their jobs of educating students — so the state will do their job for them,” said Governor Newsom.
Last week, Temecula School Trustee Jen Wiersma published an op ed with the Globe explaining her position and why the board made the curriculum decision:
“While evaluating our recent K-5 social studies pilot, my colleague and I noted the lack of parental and citizen involvement required by the Education Code section 51100, ‘Specifically, involving parents and guardians of pupils in the education process is fundamental to a healthy system of public education.’ We initially paused the decision to adopt the curriculum because the district bypassed the requirement to “promote the involvement of parents and the other members of the community in the selection of instructional materials.” Sec. 60002. The curriculum committee was comprised of 47 teachers and zero parents….”
From California Globe