Ms. McGee, who has taught in various Texas districts for 28 years, said she visited the museum and spoke with museum staffers before the trip to ensure that it was appropriate for the fifth-grade class. Ms. McGee said she does not know which piece of art offended the parent, and the district did not identify it.
Ms. McGee said principal Nancy Lawson called her into a meeting the day after the trip to admonish her about the parent’s complaint. Shortly thereafter, she received a negative review and a series of directives about displaying student artwork and creating lesson plans.
“You have to start somewhere when you’ve seen things you don’t believe are in the best interest of the students,” Superintendent Rick Reedy said.
Why didn’t they tell her what art piece the parent found objectionable? They would be doing the museum a favor as well since it thought that the exhibit was appropriate for 5th graders. Maybe the parents are relatives of John Ashcroft.