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This week: My Funny Valentine Poetry Contest

By Eduwonkette — February 11, 2008 1 min read
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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, folks. Given how much you liked writing haiku about NYC’s Progress Reports and suggesting costumes for the Halloween Edu-Parade, we’re due for a contest.

Fire up your amorous feelings for our education policy makers (or bloggers), and submit a “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue...” poem. As always: poking is awesome, nastiness is not. I’ll get us started:

To Margaret Spellings:

Roses are blue,
Violets are red,
Sexy librarian glasses
Look swell on your head.

To Diane Ravitch and Debbie Meier:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why aren’t there men
As smart as you two?

To Charlie Barone:

Roses are red
George Miller is clever
Straight up now tell me
Are you really gonna love me forever?

Not sure who should be your Valentine? Here are some ideas:

*Joel Klein
*Mike Bloomberg
*Michelle Rhee
*Arne Duncan
*Alexander Russo
*Joanne Jacobs
*Kevin Carey
*Ted Kennedy
*George Miller
*Jim Liebman
*Eli Broad
*Bill Gates
*Randi Weingarten
*Your favorite edu-blogger (be sure to link to their site)
*Your favorite education reporter
*Your principal

If you’re the shy type, you can use a pseudonym name and email to leave a poem as a comment.

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