The Betsy DeVos-Led Dept. Of Education Misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois' Name — Then Misspelled An Apology
There was harsh outcry last week when Betsy DeVos was confirmed to be the next United States Education Secretary.
DeVos' confirmation has resulted in protests around the nation as people don't believe she is fit to be the head of education in our country.
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On Sunday, the Department of Education tweeted a quote by W.E.B. Du Bois.... and a photo of him, but misspelled his name as "DeBois." After attempting to apologize for the mistake, the DOE had misspellings in the apology tweet!
Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life. – W.E.B. DeBois pic.twitter.com/Re4cWkPSFA— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) February 12, 2017'
Um. You spelled his name wrong. It's DuBois. Happy Black History Month, everybody! https://t.co/q1TLQpH386— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 12, 2017'
They tried to pull a #TweetAndDelete on the apology misspelling tweet, but of course, receipts were held.
This is just too much y'all. And During Black History Month? No, just no.