Education: Ah, Poets

I wonder wonder who who that that man man is

The one with the white teeth and

big smile.

He's very tall and funny,

He writes poetry wonderfully,

And he always gets nervous.

He's a scatterbrain like me

And he wears great big round glasses.

He's got curly hair and a big


(No, he isn't Santa Clans)

He is about 40, he looks about 35

And he acts about 18.

Oh now I remember—it's Mr. Koch.

—Eliza Bailey, Age 12

When the funny man with the big round glasses comes bouncing into the classroom at Manhattan's P.S. 61, the...

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