THEY ARE IN COLLEGE?
Today THE MICHAEL GRAHAM SHOW* on air
Looked at written language out there…
So few students read
They don’t know how to say it or care.
It’s like the radio ad for HD,
They haven’t read what they’re hearing to see…
True meanings of words
That may sound absurd,
And they can’t say phrases properly.
College freshmen are so uninformed
That to teach them brings down the norm…
They may never catch up
To higher levels abrupt,
And thus an educational storm.
Not that High School unions really care,
Since the eighties, twice as many are there…
Twice as many real bucks
Have been spent on their yucks,
But real improvement since the eighties isn’t there!
He played some clips of poor Boston Major Menino,
Like a mangled English word casino…
Like this freshman class,
Menino wouldn’t pass
Like I wouldn’t look good in a speedo!
I remember an upper-level course*
I took where my classmates tried force…
For no in-class essays,
As a test that dismayed
‘Cause through High School they only had multiple choice!
(I really began to appreciate my own junior and senior high education then—I’d had in-class essay tests since at least the 10th grade!)
***NOTE: A medium-upper level literature college course in 1975.