Thursday, April 29, 2010

We Don't Need no Stinkin' Scantrons

As I was driving to work yesterday, the very first day of STAR testing, a rush of thoughts came over me. Even though I am not in a "testing grade" in Kindergarten, of course I am impacted by the insanity as teachers around me begin to see scores stamped on kids foreheads instead of eyes that reveal stories of each learner's journey.
As happens to me often, a tune got stuck in my head and I couldn't get it out. The tune was Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" and here's the version that my brain conjured up:

Another Buck in the Fund

We don't need no stinkin' scantrons
We don’t need no merit pay
Negative press from all the media
Arne leave the teachers alone
Hey! Arne! Leave teachers alone!
All in all it's just another buck in the fund.
All in all you're just another buck in the fund.

 Thankfully for you and for me, I could not come up with another verse, but feel free to make suggestions in the comments below!

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