03-28-2023 - Can't A Rainbow Just Be A Rainbow To A 1st Grader
A Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton collaboration was deemed too controversial to be performed by students at a Waukesha, Wisconsin elementary school last week.
First grade students were preparing to perform “Rainbowland”, a duet between pop star Miley Cyrus, and country legend Dolly Parton. “Rainbowland”, a song that praises acceptance and tells a story about overcoming "hurt and hate" and celebrating life in shining color. Administrators for the Waukesha school district vetoed the song selection ahead of the spring concert.
Former Fond du Lac School District Superintendent, and now current Waukesha School District Superintendent, Jim Sebert said the school received two inquiries about the 2017 song from parents.
“It was determined that ‘Rainbowland’ could be perceived as controversial,” Sebert reportedly said in a statement, referencing school board decision. “The main question was is the song appropriate for the age level and maturity of the students.” and concerns for the "social or personal impacts" on the children. He also cited a school board policy related to "controversial issues" in a classroom setting.
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