Education Department website removes Chairman Mao quote

5:21 PM  03/22/2013
Robby Soave

Reporter, The Daily  Caller News Foundation

In this  Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 photo, anti-Japan protesters hold portraits of the late  Communist leader Mao Zedong and wave Communist party and national flags while  marching on the street outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, China. (AP  Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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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