The Miserable Ones

Public high schools these days.....
They are in dire need of an overhaul.
From the dress code.... the quality of the academics... the equipment. There's never enough- rooms, desks, necessities...

They want to expand, build additions...

...and some days there isn't even enough cafeteria food for all the starving children...

So there is a continual clamor for more money: levies, bonds, taxes. It never ends.

   Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light
For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.