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These Schools Are Our Schools

Posted: 2003-03-21

Sing along.


Chorus

These schools are your schools,
These schools are our schools;
No politicians or standardistos;
No bubble test sheets, or testing pencils
These schools were made for you and me.


As I was teaching that lesson of hist?ry,
I saw around me the wondrous myst?ry,
I saw around me the children smilin?;
These schools were made for you and me.


Chorus

When the state came trolling, and I was teaching,
And the children singing, their goals they were reaching;
Then the State mandated, a score for reading,
This school was zapped from you and me.


Chorus

As I was teaching, I saw a sign there,
And the sign said, your school ain?t working
But on the other side it didn?t say nothing;
That side was made for you and me.


Chorus

In the shadow of Congress, I see my students;
By the Nickleby edicts, I see them testing;
As they sit here needy, I stand here asking,
Are these schools made for you and me?


Chorus

Nobody living can ever stop us,
As we go teaching that freedom highway;
The standardistos cannot distract us;
These schools are made for you and me.


These schools are your schools,
These schools are our schools;
No politicians or standardistos;
No bubble test sheets or testing pencils;
These schools are made for you and me.


sing twice and fade

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