- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Michigan middle school teacher says she’s out of a job after she used the word “vagina” while discussing American painter Georgia O’Keeffe during a lesson on art history.

Allison Wint, a longtime substitute teacher at Battle Creek’s Harper Creek Middle School, said she used the term while trying to explain a common interpretation of O’Keeffe’s paintings of flowers to a class of eighth graders, a local CBS News affiliate reported.

Ms. Wint said school officials fired her on Friday for violating a school policy that requires educators to get advanced approval when discussing any form of reproductive health.

“I honestly had no words, because I’ve always been an advocate for not censoring art and music and writing,” she said. “I did not know about this policy, they were entirely within their right to remove me, however I was not aware of this policy beforehand. If I had known about this policy, I would have never done it without approval.”

Ms. Wint said she will not fight her termination and will look for work elsewhere, EAG News reported.

“I harbor no ill will against them,” she said.


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