Education Reform

Posted: April 26, 2014 in Education Reformation

This poem says it all.

Education Reform, The Poem

Used as a shield by some and others a sword

Wielding it at will toward targets galore.

Teachers, unions, schools, and more.

You have militants firing teachers,

Politicians being preachers

About the features of the leechers–stealing money

That’ll meet your students’ needs

(Long as there’s no disabilities)

Using inequalities to show supremacy

With stats that can only be perceived

As fictionality.

How is one to see (or better yet believe)

That to hold a lottery

Is the way for things to be?

And they’re waiting for that hero,

Gonna rescue all the children

By taping our mouths shut

To gain their (her) control.

Funny how it grows

How it goes, taping the mouths closed.

Started off with children

Then she rose and rose and rose

So she’s trying it with those who oppose.

And then there are the

Gates slamming closed, slamming closed.

Oops! There a finger goes, or even worse a nose.

Simply doesn’t matter when the

Gates are growing fatter

Saying size it doesn’t matter

Let ‘em grow, let ‘em grow

Until the classes aren’t just full,

They’re unbelievable

With the masses we’ve enrolled

Sitting ten to twenty-fold.

Doesn’t it get old

Watching all the money roll

From sea to shining sea

Gaining publicity

From Hollywood TV,

Print complicities,

Hinting demonocracy

For those like you and me?

Where does it all stop

So our children get the best instead of tests?

It’s like the wild west with guns a’ blaring

Scaring people staring

At the stats that seem so glaring

Especially comparing

Us to them

And them to us–

Number one’s so far away

But what those stats don’t say,

You and I can say

If we ever get a say

Instead of pushed out of the way.

So the wheels of reform can churn

As we watch the system burn

So quickly to the ground.

Happen? Yes, it’s bound

Unless something quick is done

Time to shine some sun

On that evil word reform

Make it be reborn

With thoughts that we have torn

From our minds

And then adorn

The reformers who reform

With common sense and more.

Because public education needs us

To step up,

Make a fuss–

Who else do you trust?

Isn’t this a must?

Don’t you feel the need

To do this righteous deed?

Stand up

One and all.

Don’t let this nation fall.

It’s the only one we have

The only one we need.

Need to keep united

Stop from becoming so divided.

Starting with our children is the key to moving on.

Forward, never back.

Reform to change,

Not attack.


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