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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art Teacher Loses Job After Kids See Nude Sculpture

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 10:35:26 PDT


It's easier to fire a teacher than to defend one. (Cheaper, too.)
It's sad that administrations and school systems don't see teachers as
valuable enough to put up an effort to defend them against such
obviously ridiculous claims!

The scary thing is, it happens all the time. :(

On 9/28/06, Norris, Dawn - 026 <Dawn.Norris@beechwood.kyschools.us> wrote:
> This just makes you wonder how do parents get this much power-there has
> to be a line drawn especially by the administration as to what rights
> parents have. I am appalled that the administration did not back this
> teacher up in any way. This country wonders why it is so hard to find
> good teachers now a days-HELLO!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Judy Decker [mailto:judy.decker@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:41 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Art Teacher Loses Job After Kids See Nude
> Sculpture
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> This is quite shocking....and should not have happened!
>
> "FRISCO, Texas -- An award-winning Texas art teacher who was
> reprimanded after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture
> during a trip to a museum has lost her job."
> http://www.nbc5.com/education/9936513/detail.html?rss=chi&psp=nationalne
> ws
>
> Parents signed permission slips allowing the students to attend the
> field trip and the principal approved the field trip.
>
> Some parents are given far too much power.
>
> Does anyone from Texas know more about this? Surely there must be more
> to the story.
>
> Regards,
>
> Judy Decker
>
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