Teach Your Children

* Lyrics written by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash (with the later addition of Young, as in Neil).

lyrics source: http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/c/crosbystillsnashyoung6061/teachyourchildren237794.html

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Counter Melody To Above Verse:
Can you hear and do you care and
Cant you see we must be free to
Teach your children what you believe in.
Make a world that we can live in.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

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source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/education/03teacher.html?_r=1&src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB

EXCERPT:

“The jabs Erin Parker has heard about her job have stunned her. Oh you pathetic teachers, read the online comments and placards of counterdemonstrators. You are glorified baby sitters who leave work at 3 p.m. You deserve minimum wage.

‘You feel punched in the stomach,’ said Ms. Parker, a high school science teacher in Madison, Wis., where public employees’ two-week occupation of the State Capitol has stalled but not deterred the governor’s plan to try to strip them of bargaining rights.

Ms. Parker, a second-year teacher making $36,000, fears that under the proposed legislation class sizes would rise and higher contributions to her benefits would knock her out of the middle class.

‘I love teaching, but I have $26,000 of student debt,’ she said. ‘I’m 30 years old, and I can’t save up enough for a down payment’ for a house. Nor does she own a car. She is making plans to move to Colorado, where she could afford to keep teaching by living with her parents.”

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