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The new Betsy DeVos-led Department of Education is off to a rough start. The agency took to Twitter in an attempt to highlight African-American icon W.E.B Du Bois and misspelled his last name. Not only was his name misspelled during Black History Month, but the department sent out a follow-up apology tweet, and ‘apologies’ was spelled wrong as well.

Of course, Twitter had a ball with this one.

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1. Timing is everything.

2. Chelsea Clinton chimed in.

3. #NewAbnormal

4. Maybe a mixture of both.

5. It surely does feel like it.

6. Facts.

7. #DeVosEffect

8. Is this what we have to look forward to in education?