Showing Opera To 8-Year-Olds Now A Firable Offense

A Colorado teacher is on the verge of being fired because she showed her class of elementary schoolchildren a few minutes of the opera, Faust. “Some parents said their children were traumatized by the appearance of a leering devil in the video as well as such objectionable elements as a man appearing to be killed by a sword in silhouette and an allusion to suicide.” The teacher has been on paid leave since late January, and says she intends to sue the school district if she is dismissed.