School is a place where we may fail,
Receiving warnings through the mail.
Even though we try our best,
Our future lies in one big test.
We read old books in English class,
About a grand ol' dame and a dainty lass.
Is there a point in learning history?
Finding clues from an ancient mystery?
Who cares if the log of ten is one,
We find pleasure in having fun!
And science is a waste of time,
Telephones work because of a dime!
So I ask, "Why do we go to school?"
"To get an education, you fool!"
The future lies in our hands,
Because the "21st Century" is in demand.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.