Rap Group Weighs In On Shadle Teacher Put On Leave For Playing Their Song In Class
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SPOKANE, Wash.- A Shadle Park High School teacher was placed on leave for allegedly playing a song called "Commencement Day"by Seattle-based rap group 'Blue Scholars' on the first day of class, Tuesday September 7th.
One member of the Blue Scholars, Prometheus Brown is weighing in. The following are two tweets that Brown sent out after he heard about the incident:
"I once got suspended for bringing rap tapes to school, now I just heard a teacher got suspended for playing my song in class."
"A few of the teacher's students hit me up- Gonna find out more info and find a way to support this fine educator."
Spokane school spokeswoman Terren Roloff said the district is investigating the allegation. She said it was too early to say if the teacher will be punished. Roloff did not have details about the song or why the teacher was playing it.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ON FACEBOOK:
Rosalyn Ray: LAME
Paulette Oots-Robbins: The lyrics are very inappropriate and then rap music, Not my thing....
Shannon Hargrave Craig: i dont agree with the song but if the kids didnt care then i dont see what the big deal is...i could see a problem if a student were offended or something...
Melissa Quaintance: That's a pretty harsh song for a teacher to play for their students
Joan Scott: Wonder what the circumstances were surrounding the teacher's decision to play the song. Love to hear her side first.
James Agidius: Free Speech, if the student didn't like it get transferred out of the teacher's class. Kinda like working some where... Step 1 Tell the person you don't like it, if they continue Step 2 Tell their boss. Not sure, but this is a example of a case by case situation.
Jean Clark: It's just a song. That is lame!
Molly Francis: These arent grade school kids...high schoolers are old enough to handle rap songs... good god...this town needs a life
Rebecca Wilson: I think it should also depend on the age group of the student if they were seniors not as big of a deal as if they were freshmen
Vickie Reagan Brown: Does anyone care that this teacher is paid by the tax payers and is required to be left in charge of peoples children for large blocks of time? If nothing else, this questions the teachers good judgement. The whole PC live and let live crap is .... CRAP. Hold YOUR employees accountable.
Betsy Wilhelms: That us redonkulous!!! In fact, as a two parent educated family of 4 boys, husband is a teacher too, I think I agree completely with the lyrics of this song... I loved it so, I'm going to play it for my children, so they can see how grossly... white washed this country has become... Yuck to the district, yuck to intolerant bigots...
Megan Eback: I'm a graduate from Shadle and agree with most of what has been said. If someone was offended by the song then they should have asked the teacher to turn it off. I'm pretty sure most of the teachers at Shadle would understand and would have turned the station or whatever if a student spoke up. But also what song these days doesn't have cuss words, or a line of what could be consider inappropriate lyrics?
Dawn Dennison: Come on people. That was the teachers place of employment. He must know the rules in the district. Maybe some common sense was needed. If the teacher has rules to follow, follow them! Listen to whatever you want on your own time! If the teacher can't follow the rules, how can we expect the kids too?
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