A California school district has reversed its decision to teach LGBTQ curriculum that involves former gay rights activist Harvey Milk after Gov. Gavin Newsome (D-CA) proposed stiff fines if the education endorsed by the state was not implemented.
Temecula Valley Unified School District, a rare conservative board in the extremely blue state, struck down the curriculum in May. The district voted 3-2 to reject the curriculum again on Tuesday……before passing it on Friday.
Why the change? What happened in the interim?
Well, on Wednesday, Newsom announced he would fine the school district $1.5 million if it failed to implement the radical social studies curriculum that was approved by the State Board of Education for first through fifth grade.
Governor Hair Gel stated, in tyrannical fashion: "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.”
The state will do their jobs for them? Nothing terrifying there, Adolph! Have you attacked the French (Laundry) lately?! The three school board members were not, in fact, activists, but were the ones interested in doing their jobs— protecting the students from an utterly political, leftist agenda.
How Newsome can even speak of school board members “breaking the law” when they are listening to parents—and their own consciences—is beyond any reasonable person’s grasp. California is awash in illegal immigrants and crime—violent and otherwise—precisely because of the policies leftist radicals like Newsome have foisted on the formerly Golden State.
Newsome added: “This is about extremists’ desire to control information and censor the materials used to teach our children.” Had he directed that accusation at himself, it would have been far more accurate.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. That’s fine. But he was also a pedophile who should not be held up as either a martyr or a hero.
Sadly, the Temecula Valley Unified School District ultimately caved to Newsome’s threat, proving that, like nearly everyone else in education, they value money more than children.