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Thu Jul 20, 2023, 09:20 AM Jul 2023

Southern California school board rejects curriculum that mentions Harvey Milk

The controversy centered over a three-paragraph mention of the gay rights figure in supplemental materials.

July 19, 2023, 3:23 AM EDT

By Alicia Victoria Lozano

TEMECULA, Calif. — A Southern California school board has become the latest proxy for culture wars brewing across the country after a conservative bloc voted to formally reject state-endorsed curriculum that would have mentioned gay rights figure Harvey Milk.

On Tuesday, a heated Temecula Valley Unified School District board meeting dissolved into shouts and jeers as parents, teachers and community members confronted one another over a three-paragraph mention of Milk in supplemental materials for students in grades one through five.

At least three people were ejected from the five-hour hearing and escorted outside by law enforcement officers. In the parking lot, stickers in support of the far-right Proud Boys group mysteriously appeared on cars.


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Southern California school board rejects curriculum that mentions Harvey Milk (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
Three paragraphs is not celebrating, it's history... BlueIn_W_Pa Jul 2023 #1


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1. Three paragraphs is not celebrating, it's history...
Thu Jul 20, 2023, 04:42 PM
Jul 2023
But Tim Thompson, founder of the Inland Empire Family Pac and evangelical pastor at 412 Church Temecula Valley, which hosted U.S. Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene in 2021, said Milk “is not someone who should be celebrated.”
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