Friday, October 2, 2009


Teachers, Teachers
Heroes of the Nation
Making a change
Making a BIG change

Braving all the odds
in the DC Public School System

Targeted for RIF
Blamed for the test scores
Demoralized, Disrespected,

Gave their lives,
Gave their time,
Did their very best,
Blood, sweat, and tears for the job

The 30th of September 2009 is so called
the Judgment Day
Every teacher in the Nation's Capital is praying
and hoping

Let it be not me, Oh Lord!
Who will be RIFed?
God Let it be not me

Tears of joy for those who were not RIFed
Tears of agony for those who were RIFed

DCPS is ravaged by RIF
Emotions overflowing
Heart breaking, soul wrecking
A lot of lives broken

Wow I ask myself
Do I still want to be a teacher in this system?
I see clearly my direction
Yes I will still be a teacher
For the passion in my heart is burning
And I will prove them wrong

For in the end, we teachers will triumph!

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