By Derrick Brown (follow on Twitter @dbrowndbrown)
Teach students, not subjects.
You will not know them on your first day together.
You will not know them on your last day together.
Never stop LEarning who they are, and you will never stop LEarning who you are.
Support Our Work - Buy This Podcast (See Below)!
Why oh why can't Johney READ?
Probably because the brother's name is Khalid
Yet the majority of so-called experts agreed
On the cultural ideas they would force-feed
Why oh why can't Johney WRITE?
'Cause instead of him creating he just has to recite
We offer him a perspective that he finds quite trite
Then have the gall to try to label him as "not too bright"
Why oh why can't Johney do MATH?
Might it be that he fails to see the relevance of its path
He'll tell you that he's tried to get it, but that not yet he hath
Its oddities sometimes confuse and ultimately draw his wrath
Why oh why can't Johney LEAD?
'Cause we've instilled in him a false way to succeed
Servitude and loving take back seats to greed
Destiny and purpose are supplanted by need
Why oh why can't Johney CREATE?
Perhaps it's because the boy just can't relate
To the stark & cold reality that continues to await
Solutions to the problems of our existing state
Why oh why can't Johney THINK?
Maybe we've not yet shown him the missing link
Between ideas and paper and that pen of ink
That leads the horse to water, and also helps him drink