Friday, January 19, 2007

Richmond art teacher fired for making art

from my friend c.t. -
Apparently, this guy who teaches art in the public schools in the suburbs of Richmond uses his ass to do paintings, in his own free time. He appeared on cable access doing this, in disguise, and his students found it, and this wound him up getting fired or suspended.

check out his other work & self documentation of his trouble at his website -
while i'm not enthralled by his work, his right to make it, outside of school, on his own time and with his own body needs to be respected. wake-up Chesterfield County schools. just because you don't like it doesn't mean its hurting the students. Instead of punishing a teacher for doing work on their own time, can't you try supporting them instead? and focusing on the teachers that are actually doing damage in the classroom by ignoring students, squashing creativity, and assigning busy work instead of teaching.

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