Second Grade Cells

tears are not enough to change a system- do we want an equal

race for education- shop, buy, consume.

this is what we teach our children to look up to – economic

security doesn’t seem to be the meaning of education to me-

we need to teach about diversity, compassion and love

about the effects of technology, to be aware that we destroy

while we consume, to question all authority.

no money for public education but ample funds to keep people

in prison.

jail cells can now be run by private corporations, prisoners

offer more and cheaper labor.

found courage, in the center of a bomb.

green-back dollars and we can blow up anything we want.

since when is national defense more important that teaching

children, im affraid its always been.

state of the union, catch phrase builds public opinion, in

the closed eyes of a nation.

work around the problem, sweep it under carpets, lock it up

in prisons until its forgotten.

were approaching the millenium, education is more important

that bombs. more police on the street

isn’t solving problems. who are we going to turn to to teach

our children to question this machine?

education, the dead american dream. in indiana the number of

cells built is determined by the socio- economic status of a

class of 2nd graders.

the cells all must be filled, with every prison that we

build we lose four or five or more schools.

tears are not enough.

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