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A principal is fired, invited to Italy after students are shown Michelangelo's 'David'

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2023
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Every year, sixth-grade students at Tallahassee Classical School have been taught and shown a picture of Michelangelo's "David" statue, but this month, things went awry — sparking an apology letter to parents, an emergency school board meeting and a principal's resignation.

On Monday even the museum that houses the sculpture in Italy took notice. Cecilie Hollberg, director of the Galleria dell'Accademia, told the Associated Press that she was astonished at the controversy and welcomed the principal, school board, parents and student body to come view the "purity" of the statue in person....

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https://www.npr.org/2023/03/27/1166079167/tallahassee-classical-michelangelo-david-principal-fired

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