I’m not sure if the nude incident is the whole reason behind the Texas teacher losing her job, but it’s still interesting. Sydney McGee claims that she was fired after a complaint from a parent of a student, relating to a school field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. He was concerned about his child seeing “an abstract nude”, which was a 4BC Greek marble torso.
Part of the letter sent to McGee from the school said.. “During a study trip that you planned for fifth graders, students were exposed to nude statues and other nude art representations.”
But the school board is saying that it is not the whole reason for her being fired..
“The school alludes to other complaints against Ms McGee, but says it cannot go into details because of confidentiality agreements. It has only suggested that the teacher wore flip-flops to work and did not plan the field trip sufficiently.
The teacher disputes all these claims. Ms McGee’s lawyer, Rogge Dunn, told the Guardian: “If the museum trip had nothing to do with it, why did the principal give Ms McGee a dressing down about it the day after the trip and why did they put it in writing a couple of weeks later?” Guardian
Some parents just have too much free time on their hands. If they have issues with their child seeing a Greek marble statue in a museum, how do they deal with nightly news or MTV?
Update: Coxsoft found a picture of the offending statue here. I must warn viewers that this picture shows full frontal nudity, so if you’re easily shocked, don’t follow this link.
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