They Teach Anyway

When the budget is cut another ten percent
And a new set of standards and tests are passed
And after another lock down drill
They teach anyway

When told to find just five more seats
For thirty five in a room for twenty five
For kids coming to school hungry
They teach anyway

When everyone is sent home
Then back again
Then home again and back part time
They teach anyway

When mold grows in the old building
With outdated air handling
With the windows that no longer open
They teach anyway

When a children don’t understand six feet
Because they need comfort and are crying
Because someone always needs comfort
They teach anyway

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