Dept. Of Education Misspells WEB Du Bois, Then Misspells The Apology

The U.S. Department of Education got schooled over spelling by Twitter users after it tweeted a quote by civil rights activist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois.

The U.S. Department of Education, headed by Betsy DeVos, thought it would be a good idea to tweet a quote from civil rights activist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois. But unfortunately, whoever runs the Twitter account forgot to check up on how to spell Du Bois’ name.


Twitter users immediately began calling out the education department, specifically DeVos, for the spelling error.




One person even took a jab at President Donald Trump, who on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, implied that Frederick Douglass was alive. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice,” he said.


Twitter users once again got at what they do best and called out DeVos and her department for making one mistake after another. They also came up with the hashtag #deptofedtypos for the purpose.






The department then corrected the misspelling with another tweet.


This is not the first time DeVos has gotten blasted on social media after taking her position in the Trump cabinet.

Just a few days ago, the head of the Department of Education took to Twitter to announce that she had completed “Day 1 on the job.” She then decided it would be a good idea to ask where the pencils are. Needless to say, internet users grilled her for the silly question.





And one person grilled her good with this tweet.


The bear was included as a reference to the time DeVos suggested that guns should be allowed in schools due to a threat posed by grizzly bears. “I would imagine that there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” she said.

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