Our New Department of Education Can't Spell Good

Some blamed Betsy DeVos, the controversial new secretary of education whose lack of experience in public schools have sparked protests.

She called out the mistake on Twitter and queried: "Is it amusing sad or sad amusing that our Dept. of Education misspelled the name of the great W. E. B. Du Bois?"

Trump's education secretary's plans for reforming USA education revolve around charter schools and vouchers.

The mistake immediately drew hundreds of responses mocking the department's misspelling.

DuBois was misspelled as DeBois - an error that might be understandable from a young student, but the U.S. Education Department?

The tweet is part of the department's tributes to Black History Month.

"Post updated - our deepest apologies for the earlier typo", the department tweeted. DeVos' confirmation only went through due to a tie-breaking vote in the Senate by Vice President Mike Pence.

To add just a bit more irony to this entire situation, the Education Department later tweeted out an apology for their error - but that message contained a typo too. But no one took the time to spell check and they misspelled his last name. "We don't need any further proof that DeVos runs this account". A spokesperson for the Education Department said Sunday the misspellings had been made by a long-time department employee.

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