In order to enter the U.S. Department of Education building during the Bush Administration, a visitor had to walk through this little red schoolhouse, which was situated right at the front door.
In April, the schoolhouse had been removed from the entrance (and in fact, visitors now entered the Department on the other side of the building), but it still stood in front of the building.
By sheer luck, the first full day of our trip was the day that workers dismantled the symbol of "No Child Left Behind." I took this shot as we were walking to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and later in the day son #1 took some great shots from inside the museum (with his zoom lens) as the last boards were being pulled from the structure.
No doubt about it now...there's a new sheriff in town.