apologies to Edwin Brock)
There are several ways to
kill a school teacher
You can put him in a prison
For teaching false doctrines.
To do this properly you require a copy of "The Origins of the Species"
A bible belt, some religious fanatics
A bad lawyer, a fixed jury
And 26 years with nothing to do.
Or you can offer him
Crushed and ground in a glass of wine
Drunk by the victim by choice
But for this you need an "Academia"
A philosopher, some corrupted youths
At least two tautologies, several sophists
And a cynical playwright to mock them.
Dispensing with legalities
you may, if the Pope
Denounce him. But then you need to refute his thesis
(all eighty nine of them) a church door, some nails
More nails, a diet of Worms, a colloquy at Rome
And some rich catholics in purgatory.
In an age of television you
Replace him with a teaching machine and programmes
All you then require is a behavioral scientist
Some bells, a salivating dog, some white rats
And a solipsism as a working hypothesis
There are, as I began,
several ways to kill a
Simpler direct and much more neat is to
make them teach to ofsted standards
and leave them there.