Literary Lockdown

021 – Let Them Teach

Let Them Teach

Homeschooling? How are you getting on with it? 
How’s that working out for you?
How do you think you’d be getting on with it
With thirty kids, not one or two?

Where you couldn’t change the wifi password
Or send them to their rooms
And their parents don’t believe a word 
When parents evening looms

We do not pay our teachers enough.  We don’t.
They truly deserve far more than they get
And worst of all, when your child gets inspired
We don’t let our teachers teach, lest some target not be met

If and when we send our kids back
Once more, unto the breach 
Let’s rally behind our teachers
And let them bloody teach.

(c) Michael Gurner – May 2020