With only one day into her term as Secretary of Education, controversial choice Betsy DeVos has already learned her first lesson: never ask the internet a rhetorical question.
"Now where do I find the pencils?"
Day 1 on the job is done, but we’re only getting started. Now where do I find the pencils? :) pic.twitter.com/0vRKF1opE9— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) February 9, 2017
It's a joke, but it's pretty tone deaf considering one of the public's major concerns with DeVos is that she has never worked in a school.
Twitter came through with plenty of answers for the novice. Lucky her.
@BetsyDeVos not in the thousands of public schools that can barely afford supplies. Looking forward to you cleaning that lil issue up.— Erin Weaver (@ByErinWeaver) February 9, 2017
@BetsyDeVos I don't know, maybe go to a public school and get one?— USC (@AlumniUSC) February 9, 2017
. @BetsyDeVos If YOU work in education, YOU buy the pencils, the paper, &, sometimes, a kid’s shoes. Spend a week in a school & GET A CLUE.— Crystal (@CMorganNC) February 9, 2017
@BetsyDeVos you realize how NOT funny this is since most teachers buy their own supplies. But I bet you're gonna pink slip them anyway.— MalyndaHale (@MalyndaHale) February 9, 2017
@BetsyDeVos You worked a whole day but didn't have anything to write with? Maybe you could hold a bake sale to buy some pencils.— (((David Lytle))) (@davitydave) February 9, 2017
.@BetsyDeVos You came to and did work with no pencil? That's a materials infraction in many classrooms. Or perhaps you were unaware of this.— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) February 9, 2017
.@BetsyDeVos Probably should've budgeted for pencils when you were purchasing your position.— J. Evan (@jevanlee) February 9, 2017
@BetsyDeVos In one of the thousands of public schools you're about to destroy.— Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) February 9, 2017
@BetsyDeVos I hope the one you find has a good eraser. I have a feeling you're gonna be making lots of mistakes.— Lisa (@mom2princessz) February 10, 2017
@BetsyDeVos This isn't funny. You couldn't answer basic questions about education during your hearing.— Bill Shapiro (@Bill_Shapiro) February 9, 2017
Damn. She got schooled.