Two days ago, the US Department of Education tweeted a quote from civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, but spelled his name incorrectly.
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
Hours later, another tweet was sent out apologizing for the mistake, but the since-deleted apology also contained a spelling error. Oy. As quickly as you might expect, a slew of criticism for both tweets rolled in taking recently-appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to task.
In a sketch that seems more suited for Saturday Night Live than the famously too-nice Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show aired an interview with an apologetic Betsy (played by a hilarious Jo Firestone) who sends her deepest sorries from the “Department of Edu-cash-cab” to Du Bois…and Du Girls.
Your move, SNL.