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Poem From A Teacher

I am a teacher and I love what I do. April 17th I was sitting in a meeting where we were being informed that cuts were coming, we would have less for our classrooms, and the number of students in each class would be raised. I just began thinking, and the next thing I knew, my poem was finished.

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I am an educator in a school where the principal would be seen after break running with a meter or so long whip and chasing students back to class. This is effective and teachers take the...

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I Am An Educator

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Published: July 2012

Give me less and expect more,
Increase the number of students-unscored.
Yes, increase them to where they sit out the door,
But I'll exceed. I'm an educator.

Give me less and expect more,
Test them, test them, and increase the score,
My soul, my heart I'll outpour.
You see, I am an educator.

No salary increase, less material to store,
Lesson plans and classes, don't be a bore.
Demands, deadlines-still they ask for more.
I'll succeed. I'm an educator.

Furloughs, uncertainties like never before.
Bigger classes, less money, demands galore,
Test scores, vouchers, merit pay, issues soar.
I'll succeed; you see, I'm an educator.

Jle
4/17/10

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I am an educator in a school where the principal would be seen after break running with a meter or so long whip and chasing students back to class. This is effective and teachers take the hint. Teachers will be seen with funny little objects or things that can double as torture instruments. Any teacher who is not effective in this field and who can not pose a real threat may be laughed at and joked about and seen as ineffective and asked to resign; just as I was.. I still want to write a poem about it..

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