According to Joe
Random tests, regular insults
In recruiting teachers we've fallen short.
It's the talented ones that we must court.
We need the best to join the team
And hold those teaching in high esteem.
Is this the way to express our thanks
And hopefully increase their ranks?
Make them suffer an indignity:
Give them a cup and watch them pee.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org