First, they took away the doors,
To stop bullying, they said.
Then they tore urinals from the walls,
To stop sexism, they said.
Students scrapped for pens and pads
They fought, ‘this is ipad, get your own!’
For more efficient learning, they claimed.
Black boards became white boards
Then were swapped for e-boards
To stop racism, they said.
Teachers, examiners, learning assistants,
Eradicated discussion, interaction without screens.
Laughter, movement, playtime was dropped
To stop violence, they swore.
Within a year, no reason to walk,
Running not permitted
On a conveyor belt.
Regiments of pubescent pigs.
To stop hormonal disasters, they said.
Feed regularly, troths filled with trifles, dressed in salad.
Wholesome artificial colours, preservatives and more.
With six hours of brand recognition and I.T a day,
No time for art, history, dance or drama
Top prevent integrity, they said.
A team of professionals lord a round table,
Educated men from the highest places,
Tesco’s very own average manager
To discuss the fate of children today
For a measured investment, they said.
Who needs architecture or lessons
Of the world? Kids today don’t need
To know about the population of
China, or where the next Olympics is held.
These kids don’t know what they want,
It’s up to adults to decide what they need,
LCD TVs on every wall, every room.
They don’t need playgrounds,
We’ll buy them fifty tredmills.
Glass roofing so they can at least
See the sky.