INSPIRED BY MY DISCUSSION WITH A 10th GRADER...
Many complain that life is not fair.
I wonder when they were in school did they care?
In kindergarten were they excited to be in school?
In 1st grade did they try to break each rule?
In 2nd grade could they fluently read a book?
In 3rd grade did they pass each *SOL they took?
By 4th grade was excitement still in their eyes?
In 5th grade did their grades fall or rise?
Who helped bridge the transition to grade six?
Was there a chance in grade seven to fix?
Oh when did a love to learn turn to hate?
Was there a chance to impact them in grade 8?
Is the 9th grade really a brand new start?
Do they get a chance to find their heart?
What are they preparing to DO in life by grade ten
Is it too soon for them to search deep within?
What doors have been shut by Junior Year?
If college is out of reach should they feel fear?
What job, career or vocation waits after graduation?
FIRST COME...FIRST SERVED...in the world of REPUTATION.
Who U know in an "I-DON'T-KNOW-OR-CARE-LAND"
Can lead to a frustrated life complaining about "THE MAN".
Life CAN be fair I argue back.
U reap what U sow is a proven fact.
WE CAN DO THIS!
*SOL stands for STANDARDS OF LEARNING which is the nickname for the NCLB examinations
(No Child Left Behind Exam) required of public school children in the state of Virginia. Each state calls their high stakes exam by a unique name or acronym)