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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jack and Jill Went Up McGraw Hill To Grade a File of Papers

The following poem was composed during the June 2013 N.Y.C. Grading Debacle.  Essay papers were sent to Connecticut to be scanned by McGraw Hill at great expense.  The scanners could not keep up with the pace of the grading, leading to much wasted manpower.  Many scans were poorly executed.  In the name of covering students' names and schools, sentences and paragraph sections were also initially covered, creating yet more delays.  Ultimately, with many papers still ungraded and a few gone missing, graduations were marred.  Happily, the D.O.E. came to its senses and scrapped this woebegone idea. 

Jack and Jill

Went up McGraw Hill

To grade a file of papers.

The system went down

Jack returned to John Bowne

And Jill came tumbling after.

Up the system got

So back Jack did trot

As fast as he could caper

Went to score

But there really were no more

Not a single essay paper.

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