"Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life. -- W.E.B. DeBois" the first tweet read.
Um. You spelled his name wrong. It's DuBois. Happy Black History Month, everybody! https://t.co/q1TLQpH386— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 12, 2017
After a few hours, a corrected tweet was posted along with an apology tweet reading "Post updated - our deepest apologizes for the earlier typo."
Another tweet followed, apologizing for the apology.
Users on Twitter had a heyday, many referencing the new education chief, Betsy DeVos.
"In the Days of Loose & Careless Logic, We Must Teach Thinkers to THINK." - William Edward Burghardt DU Bois ?? https://t.co/3m03Vnt5C1— NAACP (@NAACP) February 12, 2017
DeVos' confirmation only went through due to a tie-breaking vote in the Senate by Vice President Mike Pence.
She faced criticism, even ridicule for lack of experience and confusion during her confirmation hearing. At one point, she said some schools should have guns because of the threat of grizzly bears.
And there has been scathing opposition from teachers unions and civil rights activists over her support of charter schools and her conservative religious ideology.