A Department of Education website chose Mao Zedong, former dictator of China, for its “quote of the day.”
The quote appeared on the “Kids’ Zone” website, a DOE educational resource for students, according to The New York Daily News:
“Our attitude toward ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching.'”
After receiving criticism, DOE took down the quote, eventually replacing it with one by Abraham Lincoln. After that, the “quote of the day” feature suffered the same fate as foes of communist regimes: it disappeared without a trace.
Chairman Mao is remembered for implementing economic and social programs that led to the deaths of tens of millions of people.
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