Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Nude sculpture under attack!

Edward Winkleman reports that "in Frisco Texas, Sydney McGee, a 28-year veteran art teacher, has been pushed out of the school system because one of the 89 fifth-graders she took on a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art (at the principal's urging, mind you) saw a nude statue while there and complained to his/her parents."

"But seriously, for the parent who signed off on the field trip (and, one assumes, without having researched the collection before doing so) to then complain to the school is virtually criminal. And even as I write that (trying very hard to give all due respect to parents' rights), I'm thinking if a parent truly objects to having their 10-year old view a statue of a naked person in the context of an art museum then the system has failed that parent as well as that child."

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