What our children are taught at school is rote learn and regurgitate

instead of educating schools tend to indoctrinate

Schools teach materialism which inverts the natural law

prizing inanimate objects finding living things a bore

We must use things and love people instead of the reverse

loving things and using people is foolish and perverse

Instead of that children learn to survive you must compete

they learn it in the classroom to do it in the street

Competing only makes people act the same

Not a path to excellence Just a conformist game

You are never taught at school to set up for yourself

You learn to work for someone else or be left upon the shelf

Many the system can’t employ are forced onto the street

they can’t afford a place to stay or decent food to eat

Apart from academic studies for jobs that don’t exist

schools should also teach the kids to successfully subsist

Children need to know  never to be cowered

and through learning self-reliance how to be empowered

Education should give one the power to question and think things through

to be original and creative and constructive too

How to co-operate how to be sincere

how to work together how to share and care

How to be effective how to be efficient

in all of these key areas schools must become proficient

Far better things can be done than resort to taking drugs

out of boredom or frustration or turning into thugs

What all kids need to learn are the basics to survive

nutrition, health and shelter to help them stay alive

How to make a garden grow food and cook proper meals

These are more important than owning a set of wheels

Students should learn how to live without polluting

to heal the environment and personal computing

So they can form a network that is concerned to share

solutions for community healing and repair

The basics of small business to encourage self-employment

can be taught to those who prefer to work for their own enjoyment

Youth can be the front line to change the situation

but only if they go beyond the usual education

An excellent opportunity to take the initiative

and learn what text books do not teach – a wholesome way to live

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