Propaganda - Bored Of Education Lyrics




Dear Bored of Education
So are we, huh, so are we
At no point in the lives that we actually live do we sit in rows and listen to pontifications
At no point did momma pass written exams out on how to wash the dishes, no
She pulled the stool up next to her, at the sink, handed us a dishrag, like
"Watch how mommy does it, now you try."
Learning by doing, such a crazy idea, it might work
Them stools felt like a magical ladders into an alternate universe
Into the grown-up world
Informational portholes, wormholes, into other places
Where kids were equals, being made privy to information only those with
Driver's licenses and facial hair had
Who knew we were learning, no clue Pops was teaching us time management
And budgeting, miniature project co-ordinators
He said, "Imma show you how to do these chores. And if they're done when I get home
Then that allowance is yours. Maybe some ice cream's involved too."
Remember when we were in kindergarten, and you had to learn about worms, yeah, you went outside
And you played with worms, what a novel idea!
Dear Bored of Education!, huh, so are we

Dear Bored of Education, all I've learned from your system is the fact that it's just the system
That you set up. And if I just repeat what you just said, in Jane Schaffer method
Then I passed, right? You're just testing my ability to regurgitate
And if your best instructors are miserable, I'm pretty sure it's not the kids' fault
This pain I know first hand, the grand learning moments, the innovative lesson plans
That causes eyes to sparkle as if them students have just caught rides on shooting stars
These lessons have wings, only to get clipped, to fit, into the Low-Res JPEG. you call
"The State Standards." Why do you insist this is still the industrial age?
My child is not a widget. And a school should not be an assembly line. Making my daughter's
Diploma equivalent to an inspected by 2235 stamp
Dear Bored of Education, so are we

Dear Bored of Education, there's not a Scantron on the planet that can measure inspiration
This is what our teachers pass on that matters
But you'd rather them do a jig to the tune of an AYP score
As to avoid losing WASC right?
NCLB got us shockin' and jivin', but you can't measure a kid inviting their
Teacher to a Quincenera or a soccer game, or waiting rooms at free clinics
I can name ten kids off hand who would still be in handcuffs if it wasn't for Mr. Singer
Nick Luvanno runs his own design firm. And he failed the exit exams twice. FAILED
Dear Board of Education, I mean, can we not Google when the Magna Carta was signed?
If your brightest stars are always dim, something must be wrong with your glasses
If every place on your body that you touch hurts, then your fingers must be broken
You are PhD.'s, you have five suffixes at the end of your names, you're the people that know
A lot, how come you're not smart enough to know that you don't know what you don't know?
Did anyone ever suggest, that maybe, we should test the test?
Dear Bored of Education, my dear Bored of Education, so are we
So are we





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Propaganda Bored Of Education Comments
  1. Julio Maldonado

    Spitting Facts

  2. Richard Huff

    So what rhymes with Einstein and what is the best of we can say about Tesla?

  3. kipngeno kevin

    ...that we could test the test...

  4. Lorinda Daigle

    Beautiful

  5. Emily Monroe

    You know dope is a drug

  6. Emily Monroe

    My dad showed me the song and I loved it and I watched it like 90 times

  7. The Lyric Commenter

    Verse 1
    Dear Bored of Education
    So are we, huh, so are we
    At no point in the lives that we actually live do we sit in rows and listen to pontifications
    At no point did momma pass written exams out on how to wash the dishes, no
    She pulled the stool up next to her, at the sink, handed us a dishrag, like
    "Watch how mommy does it, now you try."
    Learning by doing, such a crazy idea, it might work
    Them stools felt like a magical ladders into an alternate universe
    Into the grown-up world
    Informational portholes, wormholes, into other places
    Where kids were equals, being made privy to information only those with
    Driver's licenses and facial hair had
    Who knew we were learning, no clue Pops was teaching us time management
    And budgeting, miniature project co-ordinators
    He said, "Imma show you how to do these chores. And if they're done when I get home
    Then that allowance is yours. Maybe some ice cream's involved too."
    Remember when we were in kindergarten, and you had to learn about worms, yeah, you went outside
    And you played with worms, what a novel idea!
    Dear Bored of Education!, huh, so are we

    [Verse 2]
    Dear Bored of Education, all I've learned from your system is the fact that it's just the system
    That you set up. And if I just repeat what you just said, in Jane Schaffer method
    Then I passed, right? You're just testing my ability to regurgitate
    And if your best instructors are miserable, I'm pretty sure it's not the kids' fault
    This pain I know first hand, the grand learning moments, the innovative lesson plans
    That causes eyes to sparkle as if them students have just caught rides on shooting stars
    These lessons have wings, only to get clipped, to fit, into the Low-Res JPEG. you call
    "The State Standards." Why do you insist this is still the industrial age?
    My child is not a widget. And a school should not be an assembly line. Making my daughter's
    Diploma equivalent to an inspected by 2235 stamp
    Dear Bored of Education, so are we


    [Verse 3]
    Dear Bored of Education, there's not a Scantron on the planet that can measure inspiration
    This is what our teachers pass on that matters
    But you'd rather them do a jig to the tune of an AYP score
    As to avoid losing WASC right?
    NCLB got us shockin' and jivin', but you can't measure a kid inviting their
    Teacher to a Quincenera or a soccer game, or waiting rooms at free clinics
    I can name ten kids off hand who would still be in handcuffs if it wasn't for Mr. Singer
    Nick Luvanno runs his own design firm. And he failed the exit exams twice. FAILED
    Dear Board of Education, I mean, can we not Google when the Magna Carta was signed?
    If your brightest stars are always dim, something must be wrong with your glasses
    If every place on your body that you touch hurts, then your fingers must be broken
    You are PhD.'s, you have five suffixes at the end of your names, you're the people that know
    A lot, how come you're not smart enough to know that you don't know what you don't know?
    Did anyone ever suggest, that maybe, we should test the test?
    Dear Bored of Education, my dear Bored of Education, so are we
    So are we

  8. Madelynn Miske

    Schools are not created to work for everyone. Schools don't really work for anyone. I want to be a teacher and make a change

  9. Jeremy Morris

    Share asap

  10. Michael Kayfes

    My Nephew graduates today i'm listening to this today in his honor, way to go mate, you survived

  11. Gerrit Maatkamp

    LOVE THIS ❤️ sorry for the all caps. I love it love it love it!

  12. Laticia Lewis

    Yes!! I saw Propaganda last night Rap at an IJM conference to help Liberate Slaves and To end Human Trafficking. Oh how awesome.

  13. Black Foot

    My dude is powerful by the authorization of God the big G😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

  14. Neill Rogers

    dont be a sheep be a wolf and think for yourself. i loved this song

  15. Josh Giles

    SO tIGHT SO sPOT on Right

  16. Talon Diwisch

    Why are other spoken-word artists trending so much but not you?

  17. Cyrus De Virus

    Absolutely Amazing, the truth spoken, and no gutter talk, no slang, an intelligent man speaking his mind, words put together to bring this matter to the front.......

  18. Zakku

    He barely rhymes, this is more like a poem. But I love the beat it's ominous.

  19. Liz Craft

    What he said. I watch this every time I get frustrated with the education system. I am a teacher and I hope one day people will start listening.

  20. Guy With a Floating Head

    IMO they're doing education entirely wrong. A lot of classes you don't need (Aside from lower-level math and some English) except if you're pursuing certain occupations. Standardized testing 'n stuff really only tests your memory capacity and if you can do certain problems, and nothing much else. They should focus MUCH more on hands-on activities and what you actually do at that occupation, not just "Solve Problem X," or something like that.

  21. Dark Silhouette

    As a student in the system of education that is mandated by the state of texas i have been to many schools but the one that i just left to come to the one that I attend currently but for what I have to say about the one I left I felt trapped and hated because I am white because over 98%of the town I live in is Mexican other than my family i was the only white child there and i was constantly reminded of that fact every boy girl and the principal at that school would talk to me in such a demeanour like in was slow or even as some would say retarded and this hurt me and my confidence i even at a point though that suicide was a option it was painful to go to that miserable excuse for a public educational building should be called hell for junior high students of Eden Texas

  22. Maxwell Hufford

    I always get worked up when I hear this song. Amen brother! Spread that truth!

  23. Micheala Anderson

    "Your just testing my ability to regurgitate" I always thought we should be taught differently there feeding us unessasary stuff. Y = mx+b doesnt teach me how to do anything but over think simple stuff. And "big words" are used to look down apon on the "uneducated". Whats the point of being "smarter" if im actually ignorant. Whats the point in being extra if my grandma can multiply any number in her head, her math was simple, but my generation has to do the craziest, most irrelavent stuff just to get 2 as our answer?

  24. Faroh De Warlord, Prod.

    and if you question the information, and cannot accept it, you will be punished, and to parents you thought the TV was bad, and tell me how any children were able to escape the lie, while the truth is held as adistracion.

  25. Faroh De Warlord, Prod.

    in my opinion education of the masses is the institution that fills us with fear for our superior and his motives, the institution that makes us all the product of the system we hate, I, mean race , religon, gender LGBT, and the constant ignorance of how our division is capitalised America. they want to take our minds, if you were an alien and you knew nothing about school, you saw how these children board the bus, how these subjects are being taught in masses, how me and other people in grade school are tested emotionally and mentally, how would you feel

  26. Balthazar Hellman

    So so talented.. and so underrated .. so so sorry

  27. William Comer

    I think 26 on the "board of education" are offended that we are "bored of education".

  28. Jonathan

    26 people from the school board have watched this video

  29. Tim Wisehart

    i love this video its soooooo true

  30. caleb rowley

    this guy is true you see if we were really learning things that are hard Google wouldn't know the answer all they teach us is based of being good at opinions and make kids think they ain't smart for some reason that bias matters technically if you look at it vids way who needs to go to school to go to heaven. real school is good you need to learn like he said how to start off life but you see that's how they get you prove spend there time at school to learn and gain knowledge not false beliefs and by the way Columbus didn't discover America he just found that America was already discovered so to close off look at it this way yeah you should stay in school but even though they don't have like real bases in opinions they teach we learned everything we need to know in kindergarten how to eat how to write out name how to sing how to help with dishes the things in life we need to succeed aren't false reports or rivers we can't see it is just that life can decieve you to think that you need to learn how to be bias
    over learn how to see and be real

  31. andresaxmanbrown

    Education has to start with inspiration. Love this.

    Jason Martin

    Everyone should read Paulo Friere's Pedagogy of the Oppressed
    https://libcom.org/library/pedagogy-oppressed

  32. Fabine Michel

    I fell in love with this once I heard him perform it live.

  33. Nope Nope

    This guy was a teacher btw

    Tyreeseaa Alex

    yeah my honors ela teacher showed us this and had us respond to it. I think he said he met him, and my ela teacher is a rapper too

  34. Stacy Valdez

    Omg wow loved this piece of art! I dig your passion propaganda. What is your wife's or your email? I most definitely want to get connected with you guys. As an artist and poet I feel you on a profound spiritual and intellectual level. We're all in this together. Hope to hear from you soon! God bless xx

  35. ErinCM TheMC

    I can't amen this song enough. Was just talking with my husband about this because we both wanted to pursue further education. And moreover we have one daughter and would have at least 3 more (as we both adore children) but for stressing how to pay for their "Western" education when the time comes. We just decided that we are going to trust God and not be limited by that. It's amazing how wonderful life can genuinely be when you drop the unbiblical Western mindset. We both had grants and paid our way through school but only God knows the future anyway. He has always provided and never let us down. Live simply and don't let success be measured in dollars.

  36. hey34

    True! I love learning but every time I come into the 'system' I feel absolutely TRAPPED!!!

    Truth be told most students even teachers hate the education systems world wide. Especially the more rigid ones that have standardise testing. We all think differently and process in different ways. God knows half the time I don't know what I'm doing but I can stumble across a brilliant conclusion.

    Let's look at the beginnings of science. Yes we have the scientific method but even in that MANY ACCIDENTAL discoveries were made. There used to be a lot more freedom. We need that back. That and more practical learning.

    ErinCM TheMC

    Amen. Agree all the way.

    esther_wade_

    hey34 +

  37. nayinayi1

    I'm hooked...

  38. Thandoe Ndlovu

    Am bored of education too l.o.l......writing semester exams and i have no idea how these courses will help my practical life besides getting me a job

    Ciel Phantomhive

    some people dont have access to education , you know that ?

    Red

    Yet some of those people are more prepared for life outside of school than those who do.

    Source: 2 University Degrees - My Best friend quit before year 12.

    Ciel Phantomhive

    +Red That's some strong willpower right there!

    Wesley Thiessen

    God can teach you something through anything! Also ask Him directly fur direction

  39. soccerchamp0511

    I'm a teacher and so are WE. Fresh!

    Christian505

    also David wood may intrest you.

    soccerchamp0511

    Thanks! Yea, I do like Ravi Zacharias. I've never heard of John Lennox or David Wood, though. I'll have to check them out.

    Christian505

    glad to hear, hope you enjoy, grace and peace be multiplied unto you from our Lord Jesus.

    Wesley Thiessen

    Its just a system from Hitler. Manipulation, from teacher to pre pre school.

    S D

    Imma teach her too

  40. Hero.hiphop

    The description above is great. Belong on a blog.

  41. Phineas Josipani

    guys from which book of the bible did you get the humble beast slogan? help me guys

    SamOwenI

    +Phineas Josipani well Jesus was the perfect example of a humble beast. Creator of the universe, humbles himself to serve the sinning humans he created.

    Phineas Josipani

    okay bro thank you so much now I am getting to understand it..
    but I would like to know more...

    SamOwenI

    I think it's the use of the word 'beast' that is confusing you. Beast has multiple meanings. It can mean something massive, scary and intimidating (like God). But, certainly here in the UK, it can mean 'a person who is very good at something', as Urban Dictionary describes.

    Phineas Josipani

    lol Okay I got it

    Business Logistics

    Phineas Josipani Jesus is the Lion and Lamb. Jesus is the Lion yet so humble.

  42. Paul St Pierre

    Preach!!

  43. Michael Benedict

    Check out Don't Stay In School by Boyinaband

  44. darwin lainez

    i like the humble beast team but i don't understand why he is there.

    Givin

    Because he's the best of them

  45. Mary Morken

    thank you thank you

  46. Jonah Strong

    Where was this filmed?

  47. Talon Diwisch

    I actually have always learned much better through self-learning, usually by reading. Teachers are useful for the odd questions you may have, but I've never learned a whole lot in a classroom setting compared to on my own time. I think they need to get rid of note-writing. I can't pay attention to a teacher and fully understand what he's saying while I'm trying to keep up with notes at the same time. So they need to do one or the other in my opinion. Either just write notes and teach after/later or the item way around. Or just not to do notes at all and just give you them read.

    AgileFan0

    +Talon Diwisch I am the exact same way! Can't write and listen at the same time, it's one or the other.

    Talon Diwisch

    +AgileFan0 Cool.

  48. David Harvey

    So Are WE

  49. Samuel Randle

    I would like to book you for 12 shows.....

  50. planetGoRilla1

    We are so conditioned to believe in a system that does not work. Just follow the script and everything will be Okay. You can accomplish anything but if you want your money's worth pick between these four majors. Keep the masses busy by any means maybe they will not stop to question the true value of our educational system. Here Congratulations you have been deemed capable of following instruction in 50% percent of the classes you really did not need. We present you with this piece of paper to validate. ... One size fits all !!!!!

  51. Ryan Deuth

    That... Was... Amazing...

  52. Demarco Williams

    You know what just realize why isn't this viral

  53. Scott Spurgeon

    Does anyone know the music in the background of the video?

    Justin Reeder

    It's Just the beat to his song lol

  54. Akilah RadicalSelfie Richards

    This is exactly the types of conversations we need to be having as guardians and advocates of children. I appreciate this so much, even when it upsets people. That "upset" creates dialogue, which can then incite change. I'm feelin' this, particularly as part of an unschooling family!

  55. Chr!s David

    13 people work for the bored of education.

  56. NONTHAT KHAN THEENGAMTHUAN

    thia is what we have to get. i could u get knowlege without study. not everyone can sing like you. not everyone are rich.

    NONTHAT KHAN THEENGAMTHUAN

    how could*

    Timothy Hurley

    +NONTHATVEVO you don't have to be rich or sing well just to "succeed". I think success should be measured by your self fulfillment. So find what's enjoyable for yourself and keep at it.

    NONTHAT KHAN THEENGAMTHUAN

    +Timothy Hurley i do enjoy and take it as motivation too

  57. Susan Ramos

    TRUST IN THE LORD no matter what "comes "your way no matter what "tries "to come your way dont evil prevail find TRUE LOVE IN GOD

  58. Brandon.

    When you looking for a video about propaganda and find something better instead 🔥🔥🔥

  59. Brett Thulin

    our education system was made to make us more social. along with radio, tv, internet.. go to college, be in debt till ur 40. then make some money. if school is free why shouldn't college be? it's all about the money in the pocket of the people influencing our social and human beliefs. we're part of a puzzle and it's almost out of pieces. God bless

  60. Most Triumphant Videos

    Excellent track dude. As a teacher I respect the content, and as a fan of art I respect the flow and production value. Let's build on the idea and revolutionize Ed

    esther_wade_

    Most Triumphant Videos +

  61. Dr. Good Heart

    Hollywood is Full of CIA Agents, CIA Creates, Writes, Pitches And Sells Propaganda Movies To Shape Public Perception And Beliefs
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/hollywood-is-full-of-cia-agents-cia.html

  62. Fuk It

    Propaganda is the man! What a dope song

  63. Cmanistheman

    This is the realest thing I've ever heard. Man, you just put everything I've been trying to explain for years into words.

  64. William H Bynum III

    Prop went hard on em!

  65. Antivist

    Straight up dope dealer. This works well with the "don't stay in school" poem/rap.

    Mason Leavell

    +Tactical Hippie Yes this christian artist is a dope dealer. Makes sense...

    Antivist

    @Mason Leavell http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dope Dope doesn't always mean a drug.

  66. Ama

    School is memory game.

  67. Alvin Kato

    I love propaganda! :)

  68. Xan Ado

    Simply Splendiferous.

  69. Daniel Omoigui

    My Lord...

  70. Maya Wisham

    Amazing well said

  71. donnell outlaw

    I like the video's production and also the message behind it.  I do say though that, while this is a crippling effect, I think the teachers also play a part of that learning process of growth in a student.  When I was in college, I took a spanish course and teacher really beileved in his students.  So, whenever I stayed after school to ask him questions, he'd seem very interested in what you had to say and wanted you to learn and grow in Spanish.  Because of him, the teaching I had really stuck with me especially because i respected him and therefore wanted not to let him down or myself down.  If I would've kept it going, it would've been because of his encouraging teaching and the skills I obtained from it.

    While the school system seems too mechanic in their learning practices, I think the teacher; especially how that teacher presents the information matter just as much.  Teachers that encourage students to learn and make them confide in you matters much more than a scantron, as you have said.

  72. Sherelle Willis

    That was dope and deep

  73. Akotowaa Ofori

    This is the best thing ever.

  74. Alucard TTC

    "If your brightest stars are always dim, something must be wrong with your glasses" TrueDat 1. "There is not a Scranton in the universe that can measure inspiration" TrueDat2 Me: Dear bored of edu, forever doesn't seem so long when you're older.

    Maxwell Hufford

    Mr. J-Ninja there's not a Scantron on the planet that can measure inspiration

  75. Alucard TTC

    Thank god Highschool is over. Just a full on year of me defending myself from jocks. Sitting at the "nerd" table and getting teased by the beautiful revolts.

    donnell outlaw

    @Mr. J-Ninja Soon, they'll realized that that kind of behavior only sends them jailbound. Keep striving for greatness and excellence under the great banner of God in Christ. Best of wishes to you, Ninja.

  76. Copper James

    Wearing my "Dear bored of education" shirt today at school.

    esther_wade_

    Copper James +

  77. Betty Clark

    AWESOME! As a teacher, I agree!

  78. MrAmbalampz

    If you listen closely to the lyrics you can hear that this is terrible.

  79. Judy Duran

    This video is so dope🔥. I wonder when society will wake up to see the clean cut facts are not all we really need. If knowledge were to be the destination for all we strive to be, we'd be walking encyclopedias and dictionaries. We need the arts and experiences you can't teach, you can't test how far our dreams will be.

  80. Shamari Moss

    😳 Beautiful.

  81. Username Cypher

    Brooooooo that's heavy

  82. sneakylizzard9

    This is a good example of reasons to homeschool.

  83. Chaima wu tang fairy

    REALNESS!!!!!!

  84. MUZZY

    AMA-ZA-ZING! Big fan!

  85. The Cypher Spot

    Yo big ups to the video producer onb this track you all really caught the filth that prop was conveying in his lines.

  86. Damirrea

    Amazing!

  87. Nathan Myers

    I love this song.

    I would add, that though Boards of Education have their own problems, the problems with public education don't reside primarily with them.  They reside primarily with the state and federal legislators and the "education" lobbyists who make the legislators into their puppets.  Boards of Education have to be federally and state compliant with law; standardized tests, AYP, etc are one of the most clear examples of how Boards have their hands tied.

    To make it even more complicated, the push for project-based learning (PBL) is also a federal initiative.  So teachers, while responsible for students' standardized test scores rising a certain percentage, also need to implement PBL.  So your average public school teacher feels like they're being stretched on a medieval torture instrument between all the different responsibilities they're supposed to fulfill.  I would know.  I am one.

    I'm not quitting.  I'm in the struggle.  I love what Propaganda has inspired in me through viewing this video, and I'll probably use it in my classroom as an inspiration and conversation piece.  

    Just sharing my perspective.  

  88. Justin Wilton

    To schools in the USA

    Forgiven Knight77

    And schools around the world.

  89. SistahPlays

    Magna Carta was signed in 1212. You have to trust I didn't use Google.

  90. Marcus Soniat

    the camera guy is lens whacking i think

  91. Andre Mac

    omg this piece is tha biznaaz

  92. Justin H

    I just took a ride on that shooting star

  93. Lucas Barker

    Incredible poem, great video.