"And by 'teaching,' I mean forcibly re-educating."

We hate to judge the professionals at the Department of Education, but we're fairly certain that quoting Mao Zedong went out of fashion with the Little Red Book. It seems like perhaps the man who launched the Cultural Revolution isn't the best guy around to emulate when it comes to education or, really, anything. This is why it's dangerous to take quotations out of context. Did you know that "Dance like no one is watching..." quote is actually from a book of poetry by Pol Pot? You should really take that magnet off your fridge.


Update: They took it down and replaced it with a quote from Abraham Lincoln. Can't go wrong there.

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics | BuzzFeed