Controversy is brewing among parents over new curriculum in Elk Grove Unified School District. The textbook in question explains the history of gay rights to first graders. Some parents are accusing the book of sounding like a campaign advertisement for Gavin Newsom.

“The book says that Gavin Newsom is a ‘champion of the people,’” said Greg Burt, Director of Capitol Engagement with the California Family Council. “And that is an opinion that is being taught to 1st graders as though it’s fact.”

The book, still in the pilot stage, is called “My World Interactive” from publishers Pearson, Scott Foresman and Prentice Hall. Burt first flipped through the book on Monday and he was stunned by a passage featuring Gavin Newsom.

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