Video about David

Video about David

Published on 9 May 2023
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Transcript
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Do you like to watch art exhibitions?
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Are you eager to discuss and critique artworks with others?
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This may sound great
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But, unfortunately.
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It seems to be resisted by others
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Right now, I am going to introduce
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David by Michelangelo. 
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For centuries, people have regarded it as an art classic,
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but did you ever expect that it would be called pornographic sometimes in the 21st century because of its nudity, and also caused resignation.
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The principal of Tallahassee Classical School, a Christian charter school, Hope Carrasquilla, was resigned in March 25th
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after an ultimatum from the school board’s chairman because one parent complained about the showing of an image of Statue of David in one
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art class was pornographic. Also, two other parents said they wanted to be notified before the lesson was given to their children.
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The chairman of the school board, Barney Bishop stated that the principal used to send notice to parens for warning them students are going to see
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David, but this year the school did not.
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"Parents are entitled to know anytime their child is being taught a controversial topic and picture.” The chairman pleaded
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Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, invited the teacher who showed the students the image of Michelangelo's David to visit the city and its
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art work, he also tweeted that “art is civilization and those who teach it deserve respect.”
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Alex Lanfranconi, communications director for the Florida Department of Education, said: 
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“The Statue of David has artistic and historical value. Florida encourages instruction on the classics and classical art, and would not prohibit its use in instruction,”
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But he also stated that
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"The matter at the Tallahassee Classical School is between the school and an employee, and is not the effect of state rule or law."
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The NPR reported about the operating model for Tallahassee Classical School.
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it is a charter school, taxpayer-funded and tuition free, but it is independent from the local school district and parents consider it as an alternative to the public school system.
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Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida has strong connection with this school and usually communicate with Hillsdale College
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This is a conservative Christian college in Michigan and the Floriaa governor communicate with it due to consultation.