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Come read with me and be my Drone

Publication Date: 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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