IMG_3174All These Warnings for a Tea Leaf Ducky. What About the Other Stuff, Like How Poor Academic Performance Could Endanger Our Country’s Economic Prosperity? (A 420 Character, 9-Line Poem by Patty) NaBloPoMoIMG_3173

Rubber duckies come with warnings,

like this little loose tea infuser,

but I want such signage attached to Diane Ravitch‘s comments

disparaging school testing: She says, “don’t pay attention to them.”

But if I do, I see that while tests of U.S. students are improving,

we’re not catching up to other developed countries,

and we KNOW that poor academic achievement

endangers a country’s economic growth.

Rubber Duckies.

PATTY

Much as I love Sam Cooke and this song, it just won’t work if we don’t know stuff, and if we don’t know that we don’t know.

One thought on “All These Warnings for a Tea Leaf Ducky. What About the Other Stuff, Like How Poor Academic Performance Could Endanger Our Country’s Economic Prosperity? (A 420 Character, 9-Line Poem by Patty) NaBloPoMo

  1. I’ve heard that song a million times but never really really thought seriously about the lyrics. Yes, Patty, we and the generations that come after us, do need to know and add to humanity’s store of knowledge. We should all pledge ourselves to promote that idea. Thanks for reminding us that it is crucial to our personal and economic growth and well-being.

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