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    Posted: 20/September/2007 at 10:09am

Not On The Test


by John Forster & Tom Chapin

2007 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)





Go on to sleep now, third grader of mine.

The test is tomorrow but you'll do just fine.

It's reading and math. Forget all the rest.

You don't need to know what is not on the test.


Each box that you mark on each test that you take,

Remember your teachers. Their jobs are at stake.

Your score is their score, but don't get all stressed.

They'd never teach anything not on the test.


The School Board is faced with no child left behind

With rules but no funding, they're caught in a bind.

So music and art and the things you love best

Are not in your school 'cause they're not on the test.


Sleep, sleep, and as you progress

You'll learn there's a lot that is not on the test.


Debate is a skill that is useful to know,

Unless you're in Congress or talk radio,

Where shouting and spouting and spewing are blessed

'Cause rational discourse was not on the test.


Thinking's important. It's good to know how.

And someday you'll learn to, but someday's not now.

Go on to sleep, now. You need your rest.

Don't think about thinking. It's not on the test.

"It is a wreave belief that we already are in Hell."- Tuluk in Frank Herbert's "Whipping Star"
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Thanks or posting I enjoyed that one. Better than all that Douchbag talk!
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thanks, watcher. nice capture.
 
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