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**I Despise Common Core**

Looking at the standards with my head in my hand

Well they’re age inappropriate; I’m no fan

So I do my best to make learning fun

But punitive eval. is number one again!

Still dictates how to teach and more

A B C or D is such a bore

Just looks at students as PARCC test scores

Oh I despise Common Core!

So I got my data eval. yesterday

Well the Edu-Commish says, “You’re not okay…

And you can’t renew your teaching license again

Even if the students were never yours to begin!”

Still dictates how to teach and more

A B C or D is such a bore

Just looks at students as PARCC test scores

Oh I despise Common Core!

So if a number sentence makes you afraid

Well they put that junk in the first grade!

What used to take two hours of planning for me

Now takes several meetings of planning for a PLC

Still dictates how to teach and more

A B C or D is such a bore

Just looks at students as PARCC test scores

Oh I despise Common Core!

**There’s More Than One Way To Teach**

I’ve heard it called by different names

‘Cause good instruction… it’s NOT all the same

And there are many ways for students to learn

Like there’s many ways to make a living and earn

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

How many ways are there to assess?

Oh there’s so much more than giving just a test

And we differentiate learning situations

For diverse learners in a multicultural nation

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

Quickly, check the clock

Prepare your speech

It’s eight AM

It’s time to teach

Corporate types can disagree

They don’t understand how it can be

And that’s not my point of view

It’s a fact! REAL TEACHERS know it’s true

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

You so-called “reformers”

Practice what you preach

Find the worst class you can

And try to teach!

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach

There’s more than one way…

There’s more than one way to teach