Testimony of Ilene Poses to the Board of Education, October 17, 2019

Outrageous Things

(Sung to the Tune of My Favorite Things)

Flaky lead paint chips

Hot water from pipe drips

Mold and asbestos

And mice that molest us

Creepy cockroaches

cause asthma to spring

These are a few of schools’

outrageous things.

Pricey consultants

Are paid for their PDs

College Match Strategies with Kipp

with no guarantees

With all the money Neubauer’s cash brings

Can’t it be used for these troubling things?

Make our schools safe

Stop the spending waste

When we’re feeling bad

We simply remember these

outrageous things

and then we start feeling mad.


Ilene Blitzstein Poses