I graduated a few years ago at a school where my friends and i were very active in the theatre department. In addition we did several community theatre shows throughout the year, which was a great hobby and a great way for some of my friends to get more theatrical experience (especially those intending to go into it as a career).
Now that school has started back up there is a new teacher in the department (replacing our much beloved old one), and apparently this new teacher has created a new rule…students in the theatre productions class (the class that does 3 annual shows) are no longer allowed to participate in any community theatre. Outraged isn’t even a word to describe how i feel
My question is what is the legality of a teacher of a class to restrict what healthy hobbies students have OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. Especially since many of these kids would like as much experience as possible before going to college for theatre. I figure first i send as many emails as it takes to the school board to get a response, then make appearances in person if need be. I don’t see HOW this is in the power of the teachers to do, and i would love to see them have tried to stop my group from doing shows outside of school (they made for some of my most fond memories). Give me the info i need to help me protest this idiotic rule!