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We urge the legislature to act. by Raymond A. Foss
With these words, the majority opinion ends
How sad, they are, how ignoble an assessment
of failure on an awful scale
years and years of unmet obligation,
education squandered, lost, opportunities
frittered away, in the sands of time
the hot air of debate, the green-eye shades
of regulations, schema, rules, codes
adequate, enough, a concept to be measured
this much we must do, the rest is your choice
a concept lost in the minutiae, the blather
the wrangling of state responsibility,
local control, local bureaucracy
weak kneed legislation
callous calculations,
real consequences still, as fifteen years ago
at the beginning of the process
from Claremont to Concord
a peel of the bells, the hollow gong
of loss, of inadequate resolve
and greed

September 9, 2006 19:50
On reading the latest NH Supreme Court opinion, 2006-258, LONDONDERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAU #12 v. STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, September 8. 2006.
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