Something Different

Adults say,
“That stuff in school was useless.”
Kids say,
“I don’t like this:
Gym
Science
English
Math
Social Studies,
About school”

Have we ever wondered about the function
Of school
Should we all walk away from the experience
Not liking the business part
Of school

Maybe we have it wrong
School is not about
Kids, grades, or the 3Rs

Maybe it should be about:

Learning to cope

Learning how to handle someone
With authority being rude to you

Learning how to do the stuff
You least want to do

Learning tact

Manners

The appearance of respect

Perhaps the time for subjects
As content for learning
Facts and theories
Needs to be replaced by
Behaviors that will mean something
Once the books are put away

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