The Rights of the Children

I posted this  as a comment on Diane Ravitch’s blog. I even suggested she could use it in any way she wishes. I am not so sure that it is any good other then just like it says below summing up what I have been thinking about what I have learned from her blog.

This poem seems to sum up what has been going through my mind as I have been reading your blog for the last few weeks- Cynthia DeMone

The Rights of the Children

An education is the right for us, the children

And even now here in the USA

More than half of us don’t have enough clothes or food

Please don’t test our educational rights away

Don’t fire those teachers who are on our side

Please don’t make them go away

Just because we couldn’t get those very high scores

Testing us doesn’t help us learn more

Testing us more doesn’t increase our scores

An education is our ticket to our future lives

So our kids won’t come home to what we do now

An empty home, an empty house

No one to help us study or do homework

Because our parents have to work hard and long

They do not care about tests, but they care what we learn

Please don’t test our educational rights away

Don’t fire those teachers who are on our side

Please don’t make them go away

Just because we couldn’t get those very high scores

Testing us doesn’t help us learn more

Testing us more doesn’t increase our scores

An education is our ticket to our future lives

Cynthia DeMone

1/19/2015 8:20 PM

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