Sunday, October 01, 2006

Willful Ignorance at Work

Art teacher fired when fifth grader sees nude sculpture during a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art:

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.

The school board in Frisco has voted not to renew Sydney McGee's contract after 28 years. She has been on administrative leave.The teacher took her students on an approved field trip to a Dallas museum, and now some parents are upset.

The Fisher Elementary School art teacher came under fire last April when she took 89 fifth-graders on a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. Parents raised concerns over the field trip after their children reported seeing a nude sculpture at the art museum.

Hat tip: Josh Tinley. Some people insist on placing stumbling blocks in front of themselves and then deliberately tripping over them.

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