Education

An Ode to Education

Sung to the tune and inspired by:
“Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds

Little children in the schoolyard

Little children made of different things

Little children in the schoolyard

Little children all the same

There’s a white one and a black one

And a brown one and a yellow one

And they’re all made out of different things

But they’re all treated the same

 

And the teachers in the schoolyard

All came to make a difference BUT

They were all put in boxes

And were all forced to do one thing

And there’s bosses and specialists

And education officials

But they’re all inside the boxes

And they all care about one thing

 

And they all check the data

And love their state assessments

And they all just see the numbers

And say all the “Buzz words”

But they don’t see all the children

Who are all made out of different things

Cause they were all put into boxes

So they all look just the same

 

And the children grow up

And begin to take care of things

But they were all made into boxes

So they all do just the same

There’s a white one and a black one

And a brown one and a yellow one

And they’re all made out of different things

And it’ll always be just the same

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