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  1. #1 Teacher loses job for taking students to Museum 
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/educatio...int&oref=slogin

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    FRISCO, Tex., Sept. 28 — “Keep the ‘Art’ in ‘Smart’ and ‘Heart,’ ” Sydney McGee had posted on her Web site at Wilma Fisher Elementary School in this moneyed boomtown that is gobbling up the farm fields north of Dallas.

    But Ms. McGee, 51, a popular art teacher with 28 years in the classroom, is out of a job after leading her fifth-grade classes last April through the Dallas Museum of Art. One of her students saw nude art in the museum, and after the child’s parent complained, the teacher was suspended.

    Although the tour had been approved by the principal, and the 89 students were accompanied by 4 other teachers, at least 12 parents and a museum docent, Ms. McGee said, she was called to the principal the next day and “bashed.”

    She later received a memorandum in which the principal, Nancy Lawson, wrote: “During a study trip that you planned for fifth graders, students were exposed to nude statues and other nude art representations.” It cited additional complaints, which Ms. McGee has challenged.

    The school board suspended her with pay on Sept. 22.



    Well, atleast she's suspended with pay, but that's seriously some bullshit O_o Just another case of the few good teachers out there getting the short end of the stick.
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    <span style="color:DarkOrchid">School system's corrupt. There's a thick line between nude artwork and pornography, and the sad thing is that today's youth is more likely to have seen more of the latter. </span>
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    <div class='quotetop'>(F.Y.C.N.;12985)</div><div class='quotemain'><span style="color:DarkOrchid">School system's corrupt. There's a thick line between nude artwork and pornography, and the sad thing is that today's youth is more likely to have seen more of the latter. </span></div>

    I agree completely. It's a bunch of crap. :( There's way too much sensitivity about nude artwork.
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    what kind of retarded fifth grader complains about nudity? O_o
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    I'm glad you guys can relate on this. I just found(stole from LL)another link to post >_>
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