A child of a certain age when reading is a pain
Is asked, “Well, Jane what did you learn today?”
Without a thought in her brain nor reaction in the chain
She’ll say, “Um, not much,” just like always.
She turned page after page alongside her classmates;
Yet, hits a wall with recall, without the gall to be enraged
At an institution made from spades of stick and straw,
And without a firm foundation a fort is surely to fall.
These schools run across the country, even across the globe,
Yet, lack a system to give the youth what they really need to know.
Teachers are underpaid, ignorance is incredible!
And it gets worse and worse the higher that you go.
We pay thousands for college for a future unknown
Only to create debt that brings worry to woe.
Well, you know what they say, “You reap what you sow;”
I guess quantity conquered quality in the days of old.
We’re missing Science and Technology, Mathematicians and Engineers;
If you haven’t guessed what I would change let me make it rather clear.
I would revolutionize education, breaking down every phrase,
A customized kind of learning not a mass produced waste;
For, minds are like cuisine, each neuron a different taste.
Our modern food for thought is like digesting paste!
You can mass produced books by the world’s greatest sage
But you cannot mass produce his mind, no matter how great!
The future is ours! We’ll be the ones to make the change!
We’ll be the next Newtons, Einsteins, Descartes and Faradays!
So when a kid is asked, “What did you learn today?”
They’ll say, “I learned how I can learn in my very own way!”