Natalie Jones, a sixth-grader in Ramona, California, created a Powerpoint presentation about Harvey Milk's life and activism, for which she received a near-perfect score. The day before the presentation, Jones' principal said that although her project was as good as a high school student's, because of the "sensitive material," she might be unable to show it.
Siting their policy on sex education, which the ACLU said was grossly misinterpreted, the school then sent out permission slips to all of the students' parents to sign in order for them to be allowed to watch. Due to this measure, Jones ended up presenting her project to half the students in the sixth-grade class during lunch recess.
"First my daughter got called into the principal's office as if she were in some kind of trouble, and then they treated her presentation like it was something icky," said Natalie Jones' mother, Bonnie Jones. "Harvey Milk was an elected official in this state and an important person in history. To say my daughter's presentation is 'sex education' because Harvey Milk happened to be gay is completely wrong."