Unique and precious

Is each boy and girl

Every single one

All around the world

 

Some are normal

Whatever that means

But so many others

Have much greater needs

 

There was a place

Known as Willowbrook

A place of mis’ry

Where we didn’t have to look

 

Instead of school

It’s where THOSE kids went

But the ones from rich families

To private schools were sent

 

Education is a human right

Into darkness, it shines a light

Let’s meet all the needs of all of our kids

Brilliant, average, special ed

 

 

 

 

 

A B C D E F G

Don’t you take my school from me

Charters don’t take every kid

But you fund them like they did

No more bubbling standardized tests

They don’t measure real progress

 

Like rich kids I need the arts

Modern labs would be a start

Some of us have special needs, but

All are flowers, none are weeds

Educate each one of us

Don’t send us to the back-of-the-bus!

 

In nineteen hundred fifty four

Supreme Court opened schoolhouse doors

To students of every race

Don’t bring back the bad old days

Education’s an expense that

Costs far less than ignorance

 

 

If you can't pay tuition
We have got a tip for you
Just go and sell a kidney
You need only one not two

We only like the students
Who can pay up front with dough
If you don't have the money
Sorry kid you'll have to go

Kidneys are a good re-source
You need just one to live
We won't have to pay more tax
You will be the one to give.....for

Learning is not important
Poor folks do not count we say
We will import trained workers
Let some other country pay!

See photo journal of the Action League (San Francisco Bay Area) Raging Grannies as Billionaires for Fee Hikes as they appeared on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on March 4, 2010. On this national day of student strikes, tens of thousands were on the streets in the SF Bay Area.