Education Secretary Betsy DeVos literally left a group of kindergartners in the “lurch” during a visit to a Tallahassee school Tuesday.
DeVos read the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! to students at Holy Comforter Episcopal School.
“You can get all hung up/ in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on/ You’ll be left in a Lurch,” DeVos read, pausing.
“Do you know what a lurch is?” she asked the students.
Several tots said “no.”
And, while DeVos acknowledged the wide-eyed responses, instead of providing an explanation, she plowed back into the book.
“You’ll come down from the Lurch/ with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then,/ that you’ll be in a Slump.”
As Theodor Seuss Geisel would later note in the same story: “On and on you will hike, And I know you’ll hike far/ and face up to your problems whatever they are.”
— By Jim Turner.