"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Come Teach with Me and Be My Clone

With apologies to Christopher Marlowe

Come teach with me and be my Clone
And we will make Common Core our own.
Let corporate precepts rule our field,
And make sure all stubborn students yield.

There will we stand with methods right
Pushing Global Economy skills airtight,
Eschew those fiction texts with calls
Of melodious birds singing madrigals.

Now will I give thee Danielson rubrics
And a thousand checkmarks therapeutic.
The warning of Needs Improvement
Squashes well any labor movement.

 The plan must follow the Bill Gates dollar
Which teachers all wear as pretty dog collar,
Forswear student self-selected reading
And follow the rules of Coleman inbreeding.
The plan to follow every day
In the Ed Industrial rigorous squeeze play
And for these plans to make your own,
Come teach with me and be my Clone.

Thirty pieces of silver fixes thy meat
As precious as the gods do eat,
Shall on an ivory table be
Prepared each day for thee and me.

The corporate swains shall dance and sing
For thy compliance each school morning:
As these delights in thy mind have shone,
Then teach with me and be my Clone.