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.