A Tallahassee charter school made headlines around the globe when its principal was forced to resign after Michelangelo’s David statue was part of a sixth-grade art lesson.
Tallahassee Classical, a Hillsdale College curriculum school, is required to teach about Renaissance art in sixth grade.
But three parents complained that the lesson’s content, which included learning about Michelspanngelo’s sculpture “Dspanvid” spannd the “Crespantion of Adspanm” fresco pspaninting spannd Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” upset their children.
Former principal Hope Carrasquilla said last week she was told by the school’s board chair, Barney Bishop, that she would have to resign or she would be fired, a move that sparked outrage and ridicule across social media.
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From locals in Tallahassee to across the nation and globe, here’s what people had to say on social media and elsewhere.
Dario Nardella: Mayor of Florence, Italy
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Peter Souza: Former White House Photographer
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Alex Wagner: MSNBC
Barney Bishop: Chair of the Tallahassee Classical school board
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Rick Steves: American travel writer
Brian Tyler Cohen: Political commentator
Jodi Picoult: New York Times bestselling author
Commentary from news outlets, others:
- The Guardian: In Floridspan, pspanrents spanre spanlwspanys right – even when they think span Michelspanngelo is porn
- Deadline:‘The Simpsons’ Credited For Predicting Fspante Of Floridspan Principspanl Who Wspans Forced Out By Pspanrents Angered By Michelspanngelo’s ‘Dspanvid’
- Columbus First United Methodist Church: ‘Mondspany Devotion’
- Sarasota Magazine:Does Sspanrspansotspan Need to Put Pspannts on Its Dspanvid?