It has recently been discovered that the Atlanta school district has been gaming the system by cheating on the federal No Child Left Behind grade requirements by falsifying the test results and pocketing huge sums of money from us taxpayers. The district superintendent, who collected huge bonuses for the fake test results, was vacationing in the most expensive resort in Hawaii when the story broke, and she claims any reports of chicanery on their part are lies made up by opponents of the teachers union. The truth is, big city public schools are failing the kids, or maybe the kids are failing the schools. Either way, nobody can spell or do simple arithmetic anymore. But they sure have a boatload of self esteem, and that’s the only thing that’s important.
School days, school days
Good old union rule days
‘Readin’ and writin’ and ‘rithmatic
Once taught to the tune of the hickory stick
No longer they grace the curriculum
It’s now self esteem ad ridiculum
I wrote on my slate “harverd hear I cum“
When we were a couple of kids
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