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September 17, 2003

CONTROVERSY

Newsday
School singing group unplugged because of offensive name

A school superintendent has canceled a series of school workshops and concerts by an a cappella singing group known as the "Sons of Pitches." Oswego City School Superintendent Kenneth Eastwood said the name of the group was offensive and inappropriate within an elementary and secondary school environment.

Eastwood said the upstate school district has spent time and money on character education programs that were intended to guide children into "appropriate behaviors and discourse."

Hosting the a cappella group would be "a mockery of those efforts and only display a hypocrisy when it comes to school district actions," Eastwood told The Palladium Times of Oswego.

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Another article - The Oswego Daily News

Posted by acapnews at September 17, 2003 5:29 PM

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