'Twas the weeks before state visit and all through the school
All the committees were meeting and checking state rules.
The posters were hung by the doors with care,
In hopes that state visitors would see them hung there.
The teachers were prepped by administrative staff
While visions of data maps danced in their heads.
And principals in chairs and staff in attendance
Had just settled in for an inservice nap.
When out in the center there arose such a clatter
We woke from our naps to see what was the matter.
Away from my computer I flew like a flash
Shut down my Twitter and opened up my trash.
The glow on the screen in the front of the room
Gave a luster of midday to brighten the gloom.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a list of acronyms of which I should fear.
Now, CSIP! Now, SIAC! Now, SINA and MISIC. On ITEDS and Reading.
On, Vision and Mission!
To the top of the list! And not just in the fall.
Now test away, test away, test away all.
I really almost linked my post from Sunday--check out my review of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Terrific book!