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Poetry Contest: Write a Limerick on How We Can Improve Education

Poetry Contest: Write a Limerick on How We Can Improve Education

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April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate the month, we're having a fun poetry contest.

Here's how it works:

:: Post your limerick on how to best improve education below :: Invite others to vote on your limerick. To vote, simply click on the thumbs up icon in the top right-hand corner of the post. :: At the end of the month, the top five limericks with the most "thumbs ups" will have their limerick promoted on edutopia.org's homepage and in our enewsletter! Plus, you'll get a fabulous bag of art/poetry-inspired goodies!

Let the Limericks begin! Deadline is April 30 at midnight PDT.

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Michael McVey's picture
Michael McVey
Technology Professor from Michigan

Some schools may be tar paper, tinsel, and tin
And an overfull classroom might make such a din
But if districts, disgusted,
Saw testing as busted,
It would be a fine place to begin.

Susan Edwards's picture

There once was a teacher who dared, to show how much she cared. 3. They went to play, 4but not all day. 5. Then all of the students were spared.

Colette Babson's picture
Colette Babson
Fourth grade teacher in Tacoma, Washington

We need to inspire
Set the proverbial fire
Teach kids how to yearn
To want to learn
Education, then, will transpire

Linda Dooling's picture

A school in AZ tried to reach
each child by requiring some feats
like literacy Tuesdays
and advisory forays
and allowing their teachers to teach!

Saher Jangda's picture

My dream = the best teacher there was.
Then the teaching world became a fuss.
So, I am wondering what to do,
with all the teachers feeling blue ,
My answer is to just keep up the fight.

Joan Oxman's picture
Joan Oxman
CA Realtor/Former Elementary Teacher and Union Leader

There once was a teacher who could teach,
But politicians thought they should preach,
So she taught to the test,
Even though she knew it wasn't the best,
And the students got scores above the rest.

Beaumont Chrismer's picture

There once was an ideal called Public Education
Where children happily learned and grew into their vocations
The government intervened and intervened lowering our goals
Standardized testing turned our happy children to trolls
Go away politicians--give us back our former education nation!

Keith Sherr's picture

When classes were too big and crowded,
Access to learning was shrouded.
With just twenty to teach,
Each is easier to reach,
And the path to college is unclouded.

Keith Sherr's picture

When classes were too big and crowded,
Access to learning was shrouded.
With just twenty to teach,
Each is easier to reach,
And the path to college is unclouded.

Keith Sherr's picture

When classes were too big and crowded,
Access to learning was shrouded.
With just twenty to teach,
Each is easier to reach,
And the path to college is unclouded.

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