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Re: "school appropriate"

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JudyandharryS_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Jul 16 2002 - 04:42:16 PDT


Just as clothing should be school appropriate (no depictions of alcohol,
tobacco, drugs, sex, weapons, or violence) we have to be careful about art
subjects in school. I know this is touchy. We tell them EXPRESS YOURSELF,
then put limits on what they may say, but I like my job and want to keep it.
 The kids understand if I put I this way.
However, they also know if they choose to tell me something in their art
which is not "appropriate to school" I can't display it, though it sometimes
gives me some insight, a chance to talk with them and perhaps refer them to
their counselor.
By the way, this is middle school.
Older kids may get a litle more leeway, particularly in what may be
displayed, but I don't want to spend my energy fighting parents,
administrators, or the board of education.
Judy S

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