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Jilly_in_VA

(10,160 posts)
Fri Mar 31, 2023, 03:21 PM Mar 2023

Michigan college ends partnership with school over David statue 'drama'

A Michigan college has ended its partnership with a Florida charter school whose principal was forced to resign after a parent complained sixth graders were exposed to pornography during a lesson on Renaissance art that included Michelangelo’s David sculpture.

A Hillsdale College spokesperson said Tallahassee Classical School no longer is affiliated with the small, Christian classical liberal arts college in southern Michigan, MLive.com reported Thursday.

“This drama around teaching Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture, one of the most important works of art in existence, has become a distraction from, and a parody of, the actual aims of classical education,” spokesperson Emily Stack Davis wrote in a statement. “Of course, Hillsdale’s K-12 art curriculum includes Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and other works of art that depict the human form.”

Tallahassee Classical School was licensed to use Hillsdale’s classical education curriculum, but its license was “revoked and will expire at the end of the school year,” Davis said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/michigan-college-ends-partnership-school-david-statue-drama-rcna77583

Too much even for Hillsdale

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Michigan college ends partnership with school over David statue 'drama' (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA Mar 2023 OP
Oh Lord underpants Mar 2023 #1
The GOP obsession with genitalia proves what they are, "Grand Old Perverts." Clearly they have some RKP5637 Mar 2023 #2
As an observer of Christian Nationalist Hillsdale College gibraltar72 Mar 2023 #3
Thanks. I remember being surprised long ago that their curriculum Hortensis Mar 2023 #4
Nailed it. Wonder what they will do for a curriculum. Phoenix61 Apr 2023 #5

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
2. The GOP obsession with genitalia proves what they are, "Grand Old Perverts." Clearly they have some
Fri Mar 31, 2023, 03:24 PM
Mar 2023

serious sexual problems and really need therapy.

gibraltar72

(7,529 posts)
3. As an observer of Christian Nationalist Hillsdale College
Fri Mar 31, 2023, 03:48 PM
Mar 2023

for over 65 years. I can guarantee you they are doing this out of self interest. They don't want people to see what kind of parents they attract to the schools that feature their curriculum. This is the school that will host Ron d Santis next week He will speak then he and Larry Arnn President will have a dialogue about "socialisms" progression. The Alma Mater of Erik Prince and Betsy DeVos is pure evil.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
4. Thanks. I remember being surprised long ago that their curriculum
Fri Mar 31, 2023, 05:04 PM
Mar 2023

had as its core what they call "classical" liberal arts teaching. Not to be mistaken for quality liberal arts curricula.

THIS is on their website.

Who do you want to be? It’s a different sort of question than the usual, What do you want to do?, a question at the heart of a classical liberal arts education from Hillsdale College. In addition to a major area of concentration, all Hillsdale College students enroll in a structured core of courses that takes about two years to complete. Together, they follow a journey through literature, philosophy, theology, history, the fine arts, and the natural sciences, and begin to see the world as a cohesive whole.

“Liberal learning produces cultivated citizens with minds disciplined and furnished through wide and deep study of old books by wise authors ... It does so by leading forth students into a consideration of what has been called, ‘the best that has been thought and said.’

Safe from the corrupting advances in liberal and humanitarian thought over the past couple of centuries. Wonder if they teach it in Latin.

Remembering when I learned in my college that "neoliberalism" originally referred to merchants in the 1600s fighting to break free of the mercantile system in which their kings held sovereignty over all traders, all trade, and all imported and exported product -- the uncontrolled, deregulated trade they sought most similar today to far-right laissez-faire economics.

Hillsdale teaches, not exactly surprisingly, laissez-faire economics as part of its "classical" "liberal" arts. I didn't look to see what they teach as science.

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