Monday, April 16, 2012
Right Now In New York State
Right now there is a child in New York State in bed not being able to sleep because she is terrified of the upcoming 270 minutes of testing this week.
Right now somewhere in the United States executives from a testing company are popping the corks on the champagne as they celebrate the profits from the tests they have sold.
Right now a child in New York State has heard constantly from his parents that if he fails the test he will be held over.
Right now very rich people in New York State are celebrating that their children in private schools are not subject to the New York State standardized testing.
Right now in New York State a teacher is looking over all the bills that her family owes and is concerned that these tests might lead her to be terminated in two years.
Right now in New York State a child is attempting to get a good night sleep he hears daddy beating up mommy again.
Right now in New York State a governor is being lauded by his rich benefactors as being their stooge.
Right now in New York State that same teacher in with the bills is contemplating something unethical to save her job.
Right now in New York State a principal has a plan in effect to change the answers on the tests in his school to keep his job and prestige.
Right now in New York State Harold McGraw III has no shame.
Right now in New York State a child is home alone watching WWE as he prepares for the exam.
Right now in New York State a well known hedge fund manager is walking out of the rest room at the Walkill rest area on the southbound Thruway.
Right now in New York State a 5th grade child does not now that Albany is the capital of New York because she spent so much time being test prepped this year.
Right now in New York State Uncle Mike and Sock Puppet Dennis Walcott feel no shame.
Right now in New York State millions of kids have not learned anything this year for they have been in test prep since September.
Right now in New York State we need the parents to fight back, to come together, to have their voices heard that they will not accept this type of education anymore for their children.
Not sometime soon, not later on, not tomorrow, but RIGHT NOW!!!