Making a mockery of the so-called "reformers" who have made a mockery of education.

 

Our Commissioner is a Phallus*

 

Kevin Huffman (Erik Schelzig/AP)
Kevin Huffman (Erik Schelzig/AP)

That Commish of ours, a TFA star,

Was appointed educator number one

He thinks teachers do their best

When teaching to a test

But students don’t know that learning’s fun   

 

He likes to fight and thinks he’s right

But full of himself and callous

He’s the former Mr. Rhee 

Right here in Tennessee

Our commissioner is a phallus*

 

If you don’t obey a whim,

You’ll be punished by him

When he wants a policy or charter

He even has a plan

To debate a straw man

‘Cause facts are just a non-starter

 

He hates tenure

‘Cause he’s full of manure

Misrepresents it with such malice

It’s only due process,

So it’s plain to assess

Our commissioner is a phallus*

 

He has no knowledge 

From a teachers’ college

But thinks he knows what teaching is

Well he’s a teacher hater,

A master debater,

A lawyer, and that’s his biz

 

Teachers put Students First,

But he makes things worse

With no concern for little Johnny or Alice

He doesn’t care about kids, 

Just making lots of quid

Our commissioner is a phallus*

He doesn’t care about kids,

Just making lots of quid

Our commissioner is a phallus*

 

*These lyrics are intended as a parody.  Our commissioner seems like

more of a douche than a phallus anyway.

 

Take Your Money and Shove It

 

Think we can take those PARCC tests with Windows Vista?
Think we can take those PARCC tests with Windows Vista?

Take your money and shove it

Your knowledge is biased and poor

Predetermined results aren’t the reason

To do research for

Stop messing with other peoples’ children

And stop being a data whore

Bill Gates, take your money and shove it

Shove it up your Common Core

 

It used to be before NCLB

It was legal to actually teach

From A Nation at Risk to Race to the Top

The powerful, they overreach

And I’ve seen good teachers discouraged

As Bill Gates says to cut their pay

Well Seems to me, Bill, you have no degree

So this is what I say

 

Take your money and shove it

Your knowledge is biased and poor

Predetermined results aren’t the reason

To do research for

Stop messing with other peoples’ children

And stop being a data whore

Bill Gates, take your money and shove it

Shove it up your Common Core

 

Arne Duncan’s background is basketball

And David Coleman doesn’t know school

Common Core Standards without pilot testing

Is unethical and cruel

Well no one elected Bill Gates

But he still wants to have his way

So opt out of testing, and take your schools back

A good start would be to say

 

Take your money and shove it

Your knowledge is biased and poor

Predetermined results aren’t the reason

To do research for

Stop messing with other peoples’ children

And stop being a data whore

Bill Gates, take your money and shove it

Shove it up your Common Core