His pants are down, his covers blown

Being a music person, there is a constant soundtrack that runs through my min as I go through my day.  Thinking about the teachers, parents, and students that are gathering together today to protest yet another closed forum sponsored by NY Ed Commissioner John King at Ward Melville HS in East Setauket these are the words to today’s soundtrack…

In a whole world full of petty wars
Singing I got mine and you got yours.
And the current fashion sets the pace,
Lose your step, fall out of grace.
And the radical, he rant and rage,
Singing someone’s got to turn the page.
And the rich man in his summer home,
Singing just leave well enough alone.
But his pants are down, his cover’s blown…

And the politicians throwin’ stones,
So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And it’s all too clear we’re on our own.
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.

GD 1982

Those of us on the front lines of this war refuse to be silent.  Yes, this is a war, a war to speak for the voices of our children, a war to uphold our right as citizens to provide a free and appropriate public education to ALL students, a war for our future.

 

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