Art Teacher Sued Over Censor On Drawing

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An art teacher has been sued by a student, who has claimed that the teacher constituted his constitutional rights by refusing to accept a drawing due to its religions connotations. The student was from Tomah High School in Madison, Wisconsin.

According the lawsuit students in the class were asked to draw a landscape. However, when the work of the plaintiff was handed in the teacher apparently said that the work contained a cross as well as a biblical reference.

The lawsuit stated that religions connotations were prohibited from artwork in accordance with a class policy. The policy had to be signed by each of the students, The plaintiff in this case was given a copy of the policy but ripped it up and got rid of it according to officials.

One industry official said that it was unfair how authorities had singled out such images, stating: “Where is the tolerance for religious beliefs? The whole purpose of art is to reflect your own personal experience. To tell a student his religious beliefs can legally be censored sends the wrong message.”

 

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