Your flock has roamed far from the hills
Stars have faded, the sky is still
Sun's in the heavens and a new day's rising
some 45 years ago ~
when my father abandoned us.
This time, I took the slap that was meant for Momma.
but I got right back up ~ ready for the next.
And so he did.
we were on the streets.
reading is magic by candle light ~ in a house without electricity.
Just by being there to teach.
Poverty Matters America!
but I found Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mocking Bird”.
moral hero of heroes
in a narrative that can be found at every local library.
we both fell in love with Boo Radley, the reclusive hero.
the kind of books
that these Education Reformers and their Common Core Cheerleaders say
children need less of.
tests for every subject.
one might wonder
"How will these reformers pay for their reforms?"
Run them until they drop.
Attack everyone who dares to fight back.
and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions...
but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule
is a person's conscience."
Perhaps, Who Knows,
is that why they want to replace narratives with non-fiction?
the Walking Man is coming to DC ~ year # 3.
writing reports, attending meetings,
and not teaching children in need.
in order to pay for computerized testing.
and some lose,
in schools that are forced to compete for limited resources.
I am going to DC, again.
Just to tell our nation's leaders,
and those fake DC reformers,
that children are more than test scores.
Silence and Apathy are not acceptable,
especially when it comes to our children.
Meet me in DC at the Save Our School People’s Education Convention
Friday August 3rd to Sunday August 5th, 2012.
Just another Shepard
traveling on Rocky Ground,