Parents overwhelmed by sexually explicit artistic mission at CMS college – WSOC TV


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle school principal promises to take action regarding an artistic mission given to some students.

Parents told Channel 9 that their sixth-graders at Kennedy Middle School were invited to study the work of an artist they say is too graphic for tweens.

The image is so graphic that we can’t show it, so we are sharing a version with some blurry parts. The district has withdrawn it, and some parents have questions.

A piece of art by Kara Walker, as seen below, has been posted on Canvas for sixth-grade art students. It’s sexually explicit, and Samantha Davis said she couldn’t believe her daughter and classmates received it.

“I was shocked. I didn’t think I needed to research what my child was learning in an art class,” she said.

Davis said she made the discovery after seeing one of her daughter’s homework and was told they were studying the artist in class.

“I understand that the subject is appropriate for college and adults. I don’t find this artist and what she describes as something age-appropriate for college kids to see, ”Davis said.

The principal of Kennedy Middle School sent a message to parents about the incident saying:

“It was brought to my attention that there were inappropriate artist images that were inadvertently included in a grade 6 art lesson while the teacher was on maternity leave. I worked with the art teacher to have the images removed from the CANVAS platform.

Davis wants to know who approved the assignment and why the artist was chosen for the sixth graders.

“Shooting it is good, it’s great, but it shouldn’t have been there in the first place,” said Davis.

The principal sent a message to parents saying they will review digital protocols with teachers and make sure they only post verified images and links.

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