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Eastern Washington Teacher Put on Leave over Song That Criticizes Education System

A Spokane high school teacher has been suspended for passing out the lyrics to and allegedly playing a song in class on the first day of school that criticizes the education system. The song, called "Commencement Day" was written by the Seattle hip-hop group Blue Scholars.

Spokane schools spokeswoman Terren Roloff said Wednesday the district was investigating the allegation.

Members of Blue Scholars said the song is an indictment of the education system. The lyrics include profanity.

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