The Department of Education has come under fire for showcasing an ‘inspirational quote’ from the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong on its site ‘Kids Zone’ which is produced by it’s auxiliary organization the National Center for Education Statistics. 

‘Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching.”

Mao Quote Dept of Education

After screen-shots of the offending quote appeared on Slate, Buzzfeed and other sites, the image began to take off on social media.

Red State, a conservative blog, took to Twitter to point out that Mao Zedong ‘murdered 65 million people.’ Their Twitter page has 94,000 followers. 

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