Teacher fired when student on field trip to museum sees Nude sculpture

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    You can't make this stuff up...Pathetic. Big deal. This is the kind of crap which would motivate somebody to NOT be a teacher.

     
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    I guess it would depend on what passed for nude "art" in the situation. But what they described didn't sound bad. Then, there is the possibility that the teacher just used this for sympathy, and was really being disciplined for something else, like the article said.
     
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    This is a good example of the kind of stuff that makes the rest of the world laugh at us.
     
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    I'm sure they're going to be soooo traumatized.
     
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    I've been taking 6-8th to art institute for the past 9 years. Starting 5 years ago, we added a 'caveat': As we are sure our parents know, the human form in many dipictions is de rigueur in the world of art. Please recognize that middle school children will often notice this, it's to be expected. If you feel that your child is not mature enough or you are not comfortable with this likelihood, feel free to keep them at home or they will be assigned work to be completed while in one of the lower grades.
     
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    If you read the article, it sounds like this teacher was already having problems, and this was an excuse to fire her.
     
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    If the principal(s) have issued those 'excellent' 'acceptable' evaluations all these years, they are in a shitload of trouble.

    I insisted on the 'caveat' warning, because I feared the possible backlash from some parents. The art field trips are arranged by the art teacher, a total whack job. I've yet to meet a 'normal' art teacher, I'm not 'fuzzy' enough.
     
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    sounds more like the principal is throwing her teacher under the bus
     
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    Sounds to me that the school started looking for excuses re her performance after the fact.
     

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