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How the Grinches Made Common Core

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This poem was written by H. Brooks, an 11-year-old student on Long Island, whose mother is active in the Opt Out movement.   How The Grinches Made Common Core   A poem Inspired by Dr. Seuss In Honor of the Common Core push-back, and my mommy There once lived some people,

on top of Mount Gov.
Their name was the Government, 
and they sure did love
to make education
so wrong for the kids,
those kids down in Yorkville,
in the state of New Ziz.

The Yorks, however, felt something was strange, so they traveled upthe whole mountain range,just to get to the top, to go try and stop,those nasty old grinchesat the top of Mount Gov.

But the grinches said NO! We’ll fight till you obey.
We won’t let up on Core and testing! We MUST get our way!
So the Yorks went down, feeling somewhat defeated.
And the very next weekend, the York council meeted.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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