Fighting for Our Teachers
|Honoring the teachers of America. National education association; 1857-1957. United States postage, 3 cents (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Thing is, this isn't just a problem in the US. Teachers around the world are under fire from school boards, government agencies and the media. Just a few examples to consider:
- Danish Teachers Locked Out!
- Chilean Students Protest for Education Reform
- Montreal Students Protest Tuition Hikes
- University Students in Spain Protest Education Cuts
I don't know the answer to these questions, but I do know that my heart tells me that something is very wrong.
Today, the Poem-a-Day challenge was to write a "broke poem." Here's mine.
Busted, Breached, Bankrupt, and Beat! Oh my!
Entering the halls of academia
has become a task gargantuan -
tests created by computers programmed
to find the chinks in students' armor
have successfully caused an avalanche
of closures with students and teachers left far behind.
To add insult to injury, the mega-giants of
commerce and finance have pushed for
testing teachers with the same genius computers,
leading to an end of creativity, spontaneous learning
and critical thinking, which the corporate Goliaths see as DANGEROUS!
And, threatening to their profit margins.
Truth is, education is broke -
Kaput - fractured into millions of pieces.
Parents, students, teachers reel at the lockdowns,
lockouts, rip offs and lies that hold them prisoner.
The verdict is still out - can Education be fixed?
Can the mouse outsmart the cat?
By Linda M. Rhinehart Neas © 2013
May the powers that be have the sense enough to stop this insanity, giving all people the right to an education that enables them to be the best they can be.