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Teacher Claims He Was Wrongfully Fired After Showing Students Famous Art

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At what age should children see art?

Centuries ago, artists weren’t creating their breath-taking, time-consuming, and sometimes provocative pieces with little ones in mind. Art’s greatest innovators weren’t thinking that a child may see it years from then, offending them or their parents.

Yet, their work is being criticized by parents in one Utah town for being too racy.

Fifth-grade children were exposed to hundreds of famous works of art by their teacher, Mateo Rueda, in December 2017. Some of the pieces contained artistic nudity. Police were eventually called in as a few of the students’ parents believed they were exposed to pornography.

Boy Upset in Classroom

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