- Hope Carrasquilla was fired from Tallahassee Classical School in Florida
- After parents complained that their 11- and 12-year-olds were not told they would be shown David, the world’s most famous sculpture.
- Now, the parents can vote on potentially contentious lessons.
A Tallahassee charter school principal was fired after parents complained that a sixth-grade art history lesson said Michelangelo’s statue of David, arguably the world’s most famous sculpture, was “pornographic.”
Trust Carrasquilla was pushed out of Tallahassee Old style School this week after three guardians grumbled about the educational program.
Two individuals claimed that the sculpture was “pornographic” and that they wished they had been informed beforehand that children were being shown images of it.
They said that the pictures “upset” their kids.
The incident highlights yet another disagreement in the ongoing debate regarding American education.
On the one hand, progressive policies for transgender children and the promotion of liberal curricula without parental consent are being pushed on public schools in Democratic cities.
In the case of Tallahassee Classical, a few parents who are easily offended have forced an experienced principal to resign.
In a Renaissance art class for 11- and 12-year-olds, the sculpture was one of the works being studied.
It is known as the world’s greatest sculpture and was built between 1501 and 1504.
However, due to David’s nakedness, the Tallahassee parents considered it inappropriate.
They are now requesting an advanced vote on any lesson or topic that might be deemed “controversial.”
‘Parental privileges are incomparable, and that implies safeguarding the interests of all guardians, whether its one, 10, 20 or 50,’ said educational committee president Barney Diocesan.
He admitted that he gave Carrasquilla an ultimatum, telling her that she would be fired unless she resigned.