Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Don't Need No Education

Betsy DeVos

private school attendee

you have now been appointed
Donald Trump's Secretary of Education

with Vice President Mike Pence
giving the tiebreaking vote.

Lest you forget

in March of 2016
you called then-one-of-many-candidates Trump
an "interloper"
who "does not represent
the Republican party"

but not in a positive sense.

You have been selected
by our president
to be an interloper

and this poet asks
that in your crusade for school choice

you preserve the choice
that so many families have made

(and by the way
the basis
of your assigned role)

for free and public education.

And if you don't do so

they'll be happy
to educate you.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper