Why is it that it's always uptight jerks in charge of things, and the cool people under them? According to this article, an art teacher was making recommendations to some of his high school students interested in improving their drawing skills in preparation for studying art in college. Among the suggestions the teacher made was that they take figure drawing classes from some local educational entities (such as the New York Academy of Art and the local community college).
But OMFG! Figure drawing classes have nekkid people! *GASP!* It is de prOn! Polluting the minds of children!
So, like Hypatia being dragged off to an appointment with some oyster shells, this enlightened, celebrated teacher is finding his 25-year educational career put on hold - and possibly cut short -by what appears to be simple puritanical thuggery. He's been suspended, and will possibly be fired. For recommending that students interested in pursuing a career in art take figure drawing classes. Boggles the mind.
It's a shame, really, because some of the drawings done by the students who went on to take figure drawing courses are really nice.