Betsy DeVos‘ Education Department is already off to a GREAT start. NOT!
Over the weekend, the Department of Education took to Twitter to share some inspiring words by historian W.E.B. Du Bois — only they totally butchered the civil rights activist’s name. Smh.
The department posted:
C’mon, guys. You’re the department of EDUCATION, spelling is supposed to be your forte. Obviously, people had A LOT to say about the social media blunder (below).
How’s that Department of Education job working out #BetsyDeVos ? You couldn’t spell check “Du Bois” before you tweeted?├░┼╕╦£┼╛ #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/9nvxMTr6tS
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ├úΓÇÜ┬╖├ú╞Æ┬ú├ú╞Æ┬¡├ú╞Æ┬│ Ishimaru Kaito (@TrgdyAnn) February 12, 2017
Black History Month tally: Trump resurrected Fred Douglass, Pence turned Lincoln black, Devos turned DuBois into a typo. With 16 days left.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ jelani cobb (@jelani9) February 12, 2017
Of course, this error comes shortly after Betsy was controversially appointed as the Secretary of Education… a position she is seemingly unqualified for. While DeVos’ team tried to apologize for the mistake, they faced ANOTHER typo as they wrote:
“Post updated – our deepest apologizes for the earlier typo.”
Talk about a face palm moment. The team has since deleted that embarrassing message and replaced it with:
Post updated – our deepest apologies for the earlier typo.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ US Dept of Education (@usedgov) February 12, 2017
Thankfully, followers didn’t let the department off the hook as they were dragged (again) for their inability to spell.
@usedgov the U.S department of education took 3 times to do something right that was equal to a third grade spelling bee pic.twitter.com/qoRmC3YRTg
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Windy City Sports (@ThreeGuySports) February 12, 2017
BURNNNNN. We have a feeling the education department is kicking themselves right about now…
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