Department of Education website quotes Mao Zedong

It's from the leftists home companion, the "Little Red Book," and, as the Weekly Standard's Scrapbook points out, raises all sorts of questions about the historical literacy of department employees: The Scrapbook doesn't spend a lot of its time surfing tired bureaucratic websites that look like relics of the 1990s, but our interest was piqued last week by a quotation on the "Kids' Zone" page of the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics: "Our attitude towards ourselves should be 'to be satiable [sic] in learning' and towards others 'to be tireless in teaching.' " The author was indeed a tireless teacher who tirelessly aimed his precepts at hundreds of millions of people. Too bad those who weren't interested in his teachings were tortured, beaten, and killed.  The "Kids' Zone," of course, was channeling Chairman Mao's Little Red Book (or more likely one of the thousands of "quotable quotes" websites on the Internet that mistakenly render...(Read Full Post)