What Should Be

Literal translations of metaphorical expressions
Dominate the fictitious folly of memorizing facts
Since information changes at light speed
And education for the base
Moves ploddingly slow
The yen to have students excel
Simmers not in a pot of multiple choice
And the wrote regurgitation of content
But in a grease fire of thinking
Where challenges to assumptions
Splatter a mess all over
What is already known
The stains of which are seen
As abilities to gather information,
Analyze information,
Communicate information
Use information
Beyond the rigid inflexibility of test taking
The goal is to teach students to think
So they can create models of understanding
That disagree with the current thought
Or challenge the status quo
Of their perspectives and
Ours too

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