The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scott Walker and "Radical" Teachers

A conservative group published the salaries of the 321 most highly paid teachers in the Janesville, WI school district.  At the bottom of their flyer was a Parents’ Rights Protection Form, requesting that the parent’s child “be assigned to a classroom taught by a non-radical teacher during the 2012-2013 school year.”  And who were the “radical” teachers?  The flyer helpfully provided a web site to determine which school district employees signed petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker.  Some bloggers found this upsetting.

They’re teaching your kids ev’ry day
But conservatives published their pay
If they signed for recall
You can ask city hall
To take your kids from them today.

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