Second Grade Cells
tears are not enough to change a system- do we want an equal
race for education- shop, buy, consume.
this is what we teach our children to look up to - economic
security doesn't seem to be the meaning of education to me-
we need to teach about diversity, compassion and love
about the effects of technology, to be aware that we destroy
while we consume, to question all authority.
no money for public education but ample funds to keep people
jail cells can now be run by private corporations, prisoners
offer more and cheaper labor.
found courage, in the center of a bomb.
green-back dollars and we can blow up anything we want.
since when is national defense more important that teaching
children, im affraid its always been.
state of the union, catch phrase builds public opinion, in
the closed eyes of a nation.
work around the problem, sweep it under carpets, lock it up
in prisons until its forgotten.
were approaching the millenium, education is more important
that bombs. more police on the street
isn't solving problems. who are we going to turn to to teach
our children to question this machine?
education, the dead american dream. in indiana the number of
cells built is determined by the socio- economic status of a
class of 2nd graders.
the cells all must be filled, with every prison that we
build we lose four or five or more schools.
tears are not enough.