Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Getting Testy about Tests
So now that we have got The Test,
Do we not care about the rest?
The art, the music, school plays?
Are they now merely just a glaze
For measurement? Our number-love?
Oh, what could we be thinking of?
And what of curiosity?
The wish to see what we can't see?
The human passions just to learn--
The pleasures that such passions earn?
I've learned (from many teaching years)
That laughter, sadness--even fears--
Are what propel us from our mark,
Illuminating all the dark
Of ignorance. Our passions make
Us want to learn (make no mistake).
And if we cannot measure it,
I do not really care a bit.
For what cannot be measured, see--
Is often what means most to me.
Like education as the art
Involving all our hope, our heart.