I love them all.
This is my lottery,
My heaven on earth,
Where Ed Reformers, politicians, and hedge fund manager, and Wall Street see test scores and profits,
I see the child not the score,
I see humanity in teaching and learning.
While they measure proficiency,
While they check their data walls,
While they count:
Private jet junkets,
Eat their expensive paid for lunches,
And sip their expensive paid for wine.
I count smiles,
I celebrate small learning victories,
I see love and respect growing between teachers and children.
I see the child not the score.
Trust me it makes all the difference.
I rather be next to my teachers and children than with Kings and Queens.
These are my people,
This is heaven,
See the child not the score,
Jesse The Walkingman Turner