I am hosting Poetry Friday at Check It Out. As part of Laura Shovan’s Fifth Annual February Poetry Challenge, I am providing #10 words from a recent news article. I have been following the Department of Education and the new leader, Betsy DeVos. I am not happy that she was selected. I used The Hill as my resource for the ten words. The ten words:
Bonus word: students of color
My poem is based on the “What If” mentor text from Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell’s newest book, HERE WE GO. To enter into a drawing for your own copy, visit Poetry Friday at Check It Out.
Advocating for Public Education
the issues of equity
disappeared like the fog?
the proponents of vouchers
understood the underserved?
students of color
had access instead consequences?
in advocating for public education?
©Jone Rush MacCulloch
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Thoughtful, Jone, to try that form with these weighty words. You pulled off poetry as well as the expression of serious concerns. Thanks for sharing (& gorgeous heron picture!).
This a great form to use with these words. I have written my poem but not happy with it. May need to try again. Thanks for sharing Here We Go!