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The topic of gang symbols and tagging and other images came up and I would
be interested to know what other art teachers attend to regarding known
gang-related images,and do schools/districts have policies regarding such
Awhile ago, I related the story of a student who was drawing such things as
the ying-yang, the "laugh today/cry tommorrow" comedy-tragedy masks, the
eight-ball and such and those drawings were confiscated, as per school
policy, and the parent called the newspaper demanding first-ammendent
rights and censureship of their artistic rights. The matter was resolved
quickly by the principal.
For those districts adopting policies, what types of things are included?