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If You Cannot Find Osama, Test the Kids

Publication Date: 2003-02-24

If we can't laugh at 'em, where are we?

If you cannot find Osama, test the kids.
If the market hurt your Mama, test the kids.
If the CEOs are liars
Putting schools on funeral pyres,
Screaming, "Vouchers we desire!"
Test the kids.

If you have no health insurance, test the kids.
Your retirement?s a game of chance? Test the kids.
If the GPA ain?t growin?
And corporate greed ain?t slowin?
And White House con is flowin?
Test the kids.

If third graders go up in smoke, test the kids.
Reading First a pig in a poke? Test the kids.
If first graders are upchucking
While Standardistos sit yuck yucking
And DOE?s pass-the-bucking.
Test the kids.

No Child Left Behind? Test the kids.
No teacher left unmaligned? Test the kids
To hell with children?s stories
Bush says that?s momento mori
And D. I. is hunky dory.
Test the kids.

If your schools they are crumbling, test the kids.
And the Congress it is bumbling, test the kids.
CEOs want competition.
And public school demolition.
They?re on a hunting expedition.
Test the kids.

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