Monday, February 28, 2011


Like the Whos, getting louder and stronger and bolder!
The Cat in the Hat and Old Geisel himself
would be pleased as Horton to see books off the shelf
to celebrate Birthdays and Reading and such
but more important than that, more important-- much, much--
to see folks stand together, like the Whos, shoulder to shoulder
Getting louder, pissed-offer, and stronger and bolder
in defense of our schools and our kids' education
and declare We're the Wealthiest of States - among Nations!
Top Spending for Prisons! 48th for our schools?!!
It's time to make changes to ridiculous rules!
Tax the oilers, the polluters and the corporate wealthy
Spend the money to make our kids' futures look healthy.
Time to confront the gov'ner, the Once-ler, the Rul-ers
Fight for the rights of our collegers and pre-schoolers.
Tell them all that we've HAD it with public school sadness
We're together to oppose this cut-to-bones madness!
Parents, students, administrators, community, teachers,
Pack the buses, the highways, the aisles and the bleachers!

By Toni Morozumi, California public school teacher (Oakland Unified School District)

NOW:  Visit Educate our State and take action!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011: In the morning, join your children’s teachers on the picket line at your local school; in the afternoon, join the protest and teach-in at Oakland’s State Building at 1515 Clay Street.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011: Watch Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


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