In order to “flow” my foray into hip hop artistry, you’ll have to internalize the following rhythm:
Hip Hop Blog 3
I waved to the security guard on my way into the lot. Writing and lit was in my thoughts. I pulled into my spot, with my mini-van bumpin. my mind was on my lessons, had to get the legs pumpin.’ I stopped for my copies on the way in, and I saw a familiar sight that made my teacher brain spin. On the little cubby shelves where we ‘spect our stacks were dozens of reams of potential learning, white and black, ‘cause tho we still got a few problems of a racial nature those two colors love each other when it comes to teacher’s paper.
I use the word “color” loose, like a looseleaf notebook ‘cause any color I got comes outa my own pocketbook ’cause I ain’t CTE, I ain’t STEM, I ain’t magnet I teach a poor core course, and black and white is what we get. The order forms are color coded for the clerk But I pay for astrobrights with my after-school work.
You know the eighties are back, neon’s hot, sister Every screen’s in 3-D & these kids got a pocket full of color How can 3-hole punched T-charts compete with interactive apps Even double-sided skeleton outlines got kids catchin naps or peeks at their smart phone, why not technicolor learning? Yo, yo our “color problem” has the English teachers burning.
It’s 2013! We seeking authenticity. And it ain’t all black and white, what these kids are s’posed to read And it ain’t just Common Core that’s mandating these kids can read and create multimedia texts with ease The streets that they swagger down are filled with color, shapes and claims And it ain’t much of a life kickin’ butt and taking names Alldayeveryday, citizens gotta analyze the power, and the truth, and the lies every minute of the hour.
Yeah, I’m a ROYGBIV teacher in a B&W room. I usedta have posters, but they faded soon, And these greyscale handouts got these students taking Zzzzzzz’s Can a girl get a little bit of color? Please?