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Come read with me and be my Drone

Posted: 2014-02-06

With apologies to Christopher Marlowe.

Come read with me and be my Drone

And we will make Common Core our own

That corporate precepts rule our field,

And all the stubborn students yield.

There will we stand with methods right

And Global Economy skills ignite,

Forsake shallow rivers, at whose falls

Melodious birds sing madrigals.

Now will I give thee Danielson rubrics

And a thousand checkmarks therapeutic.

The warning of Needs Improvement

Squashes well any labor movement.

A plan must follow the Bill Gates dollar

Which you’ll wear as pretty dog collar,

Forswear student self-selected reading

And follow the rules of Coleman inbreeding.

A plan to follow every day

In the Ed Industrial squeeze play

And for these plans to make your own,

Come read with me and be my Drone.

My silver fixes for thy meat

As precious as the gods do eat,

Shall on an ivory table be

Prepared each day for thee and me.

The corporate swains shall dance and sing

For thy delight each school morning:

If these delights in thy mind have shone,

Then read with me and be my Clone.

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