Joseph D. Smith
Dumbed Down High School
There was once a high school accused of being dumbed down,
Two sides existed on how to run the school.
On one side there was this snob,
On the other there was this parent,
But both wanted each other out of the job.
The parent wanted the school to remain the same,
While the snob wanted the school to gain
some intellectual standards.
The parent argued: 'We want to teach kids, not insult them! '
A valid argument, for school is for teaching,
If the standard was too high, they would be preaching!
The snob argued: 'Well, what is it to be teaching? '
Another valid argument, for what are we teaching?
If the standard was too low, they would be babying!
They argued and they fought,
They fought and they argued!
Nothing was right,
All was out of sight...
The school eventually closed... Nobody won... The end.
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