Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | March 27, 2012



(An opinion based on current events)


The radio today discussed

A situation of disgust…

      Seems that New York State

      Won’t participate

Anymore in reality (must!).

Officials say they want shielding

On standardized tests from kids dealing…

      With hurt and envy

      From words they may see,

“Bout things they don’t have “hurts” their feelings.

That is, tests must not now mention

Anything that would distract kids’ attention…

        The haves and have-nots

        “Shouldn’t” be put in spots

Of seeing class warfare interventions.

This generation “cupcake” is hurt

By the “me” generation’s work…

        To reduce “suffering”

       Officials with bling

Just fill the young minds with murk.

Like the producers of SESAME STREET,

The brain washing isn’t complete

       Until “life” is sanitized,

       Students are ill advised

To take the slop given as treat.

No wonder the growing demand

For the private and home schooling brand…

        Forced to pay for the fluff

        Parents have had enough

Of the wacky educational command!

Somehow even though the stage

Is set for public outrage…

      These officials don’t care,

      Acknowledgement’s rare

Of the views of parents in this age.

—Jonathan Caswell



  1. I strongly believe in education first Math, English and American history, our schools systems have to change their way of teaching and thinking. Our children are the most important assist our country have, they will be our leaders and decision makers in the future. Thanks for being here and sharing your knowledge with us. Ron

  2. I hardly write remarks, however i did a few searching and wound up here NEW YORK NONSENSE OUR POETRY CORNER. And I actually do have a few questions for you if you do not mind. Could it be simply me or does it look as if like some of the responses come across as if they are written by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are posting on additional online sites, I’d like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of all of your public pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    • Racquel—So you will be aware, OUR POETRY CORNER postings are repeated on Facebook on my page (and I think Ron DuBour’s also) and on Twitter. I don’t know any “brain dead” comments on this site, but you are always welcome to advance the intellectual level by responsible comments yourself! Less time spent on other people’s comments and more time just expressing your own is the best way to roll around here. —Jonathan.

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