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The principal of a Christian elementary school in Florida has been fired after parents complained that in one of the classes she exposed the students to "pornography" - by showing them a picture of Michelangelo's classic 16th-century statue of David

The principal of a Christian elementary school in Florida has been fired after parents complained that one of the classes exposed students to pornography by showing them a picture of Michelangelo's classic "David" sculpture.

Hope Karskila was forced to resign last week from her position at Tallahassee Classical School, after the board ordered her to leave voluntarily or be fired, due to parental complaints heard following a 6th grade class, in which the students were presented with the Renaissance masterpiece.

The newspaper "Talsi Demokrat" reported that one of the parents called the sculpture "pornographic".

Karskila told the Hap Post website that the school's guidelines are to notify parents in advance by letter when students see classical works of art that may be "controversial."

However, due to confusion, the letter was not sent to the parents of the sixth grade students before the lesson on the statue.

The marble statue "David" was sculpted in 1501-1504 by the Renaissance sculptor, Michelangelo Buonrotti.

The statue shows the figure of David going towards Goliath with a sling in his hand.

He is one of the most famous sculptures from the Renaissance period and one of the most famous works of art in Western culture.

Michelangelo's David statue (Photo: GettyImages)

The statue of David (Photo: ShutterStock, Federico Magonio)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Photo: Reuters)

In an interview with the "Slate" website, the chairman of the school's committee, Barney Bishop III, said that the problem is not with the presentation of the work to the students, but the fact that the parents were not informed in time. According to a report by the "Washington Post", the "Birth of Venus" paintings were also shown in the class. Botticelli's and Michelangelo's The Creation of Man, which also include nudity


Parents need to know what the students are going to see or hear in class.

This year it didn't happen, and that was a mistake," said Bishop. "The rights of the parents prevail over the rights of the children.

After all, we are not a public school.

The parents saw all the nonsense they taught in public schools during the corona epidemic, and decided they didn't want their children to learn it," he added.

Last month, as part of a culture war against the LGBT community, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plan to bar colleges from including courses on diversity, equity and inclusivity, as well as critical race theory. In January, DeSantis banned courses on African-American history such

as Also about discussions of sexuality and gender identity in public schools.

Recently, the governor of Florida is pushing to expand a law that prohibits the teaching of sexuality and gender identity education in public schools. The law is part of a conservative movement that supports what it calls "parental rights", that is, for a parent to have an influence on what their child learns. The critics claim that this is the promotion of right-wing ideology in the schools.

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