Common Core, Cuomo targeted in district’s biting back-to-school spoof
Administrators drone on and on! All their speeches cause me to yawn.
I hope somebody will pull the alarm
A fire drill won’t cause no harm.
Those lyrics come from a rather unusual back-to-school video showing staffers from the Bay Shore School District in New York performing a biting spoof at a superintendent’s conference Tuesday, the day before the opening of the 2016-17 school year.
Titled “Welcome Back Bay Shore Teachers” and written to the tune of “Summer Nights” from the “Grease” musical, the song targets the Common Core State Standards and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), and throws in a reference to the district superintendent, Joseph Bond.
As you read the lyrics, imagine an auditorium with teachers and administrators singing and dancing around with the lyrics projected on a screen on the stage. Or you can watch the videobelow.
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“The moment depicted in the video was a small part of a larger event celebrating the difference Bay Shore teachers make in the lives of our students. Part of that moment included a lighthearted spoof of some of the issues that are currently at the forefront in public education. The overall purpose of the moment and the event as a whole was to celebrate our schools and the lives that can be changed when an entire community comes together to support our students.”