Have I got a test for you,
Here is what we are going to do.
Invite all the reformers—billionaires, politicians and know it alls,
Combine them with the media members in a very large hall.
Have them sit on uncomfortable chairs from classrooms,
They must not speak or visit the bathrooms.
An hour of instructions must be made
Then they must take 4 days of tests for third grade.
Make sure that test writers and publishers are there too,
Let them see how well that they can do.
When it is over and the tests are scored,
Ask them how much they were feeling bored.
Show how low their test scores are,
They will run for solace at the nearest bar.
What could the public schools do with an extra billion each year?
The savings from testing and prep materials would be clear.
Lower class sizes, clean secure campuses, aides, and special teachers,
Using the money would have all these features.
Best of all would be an education that is truly complete,
And student’s futures in which that are prepared to compete.