Miami – The principal of a school in Tallahassee, in the city of Florida, had to leave his post when he showed his 11- and 12-year-old students portraits of David by the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, which some parents reported as “inconvenient”. this friday
According to the channel WFLA-TV, Spei Carrasquilla, the academic director of the Tallahassee Classic School, an “autonomous” school (with its own curriculum) was given the choice of resigning or being fired and chose the former.
Carrasquilla, who, according to her profile on social networks, has been teaching in public, private and “autonomous” schools for 20 years, told the media that the reason was that classical nude sculptures were shown in the sixth grade of the arts program. David
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The president of the school Barney Bishopconfirmed the ultimatum given to the channel by Carrasquilla, but did not explain the reasons.
Bishop, who also spoke to the national outlet Huffington Post. He indicated that he is lobbying for a law that gives parents more control over their children’s education in primary school.
According to its website, “Tallahassee Classical School educates the minds and cultivates the hearts of young people through the teaching of the arts and sciences in the principles of morals and civic virtues in the richest classical education.”
The parents who complained about the images of David, which is considered one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance and one of the most famous sculptures in the world of sculpture, did so because they did not like the indoctrination of the “awakened”. President of the Tallahassee Classical School.
David, exhibited in the Accademia Gallery of Florence, represents the biblical king of that name naked.
According to other media in the city of Florida, the complaint of the parents was not informed before the type of images of their children to see.
At the initiative of Governor Ron DeSantis, who was re-elected in 2022 for a four-year term, it seems that he is considered to be the candidate for the Republican nomination in 2024, laws have been approved in Florida that not only prohibit teaching. also talking about certain topics in schools, such as gender identity, sexuality, systemic racism and others.