These First-Graders Aren't Allowed to Sing Dolly Parton and Miley Cryus's Song About Rainbows, For Some Reason
track featuring —at an upcoming spring concert. Melissa Tempel, a dual language teacher at Heyer Elementary in Waukesha, Wisconsin, vented her frustrations on Twitter after learning the song had been deemed too “controversial” for six- and seven-year-olds to perform. “My first graders were so excited to sing 'Rainbowland' for our spring concert, but it has been vetoed by our administration,” Tempel wrote last week. "When will it end?" Initially, administrators did not elaborate on their reasoning for the ban, leading Tempel to wonder if Dolly Parton's vocal support for the LGBTQ community had something to do with it. “The latest I heard is that the song was banned bc @MileyCyrus is controversial,” she added in a subsequent tweet.