Ballicatter

Politics and Reading

From Grade One to Twelve

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Trained

Meticulously restrained

Individualism not entertained

Non conformers cleverly detained

Countless, historically biased books maintained

Through grades social mobility supposedly gained

Futures commonly racially, culturally, or economically preordained

Privatization, elitists' favorite tool to keep it socially retained

Averted sports funds, teachers pets, popularity contests, school wretchedly stained

Dirty school boards and teachers, insane parents, our minds strained

Jocks, preppies, nerds, cheerleaders, skaters, druggies, dropouts, etc., all equally pained

Thought to be growing, when in reality, shrinking into the role ingrained

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