November 15, 2008

NCLB music

Bill Wraga, at work a mild-mannered U. of Georgia faculty member, has recently uploaded the latest NCLB/ed reform song I've come across. Some others:

This is certainly not the first time that education issues have been set to song. Doggerel is a longstanding tradition among students around the world, and sometimes it's a ritual. (One of the traditions at Bryn Mawr College is the three evenings in the year when most of the undergraduates gather and sing a bunch of songs about campus life, with lyrics in both English and Greek.) Tom Paxton is a wonderful songwriter, but his song is not his best. I'm hoping to find a set of lyrics for ed reform that has a bit of whimsy, is set to "I'll Fly Away," or is written by students.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on November 15, 2008 3:23 PM |