A Virginia teachers union was ridiculed online for sending a letter to members filled to the brim with errors in grammar, making the teachers look like uneducated idiots.
One Arlington parent started the ball rolling when she found that her child had brought one an incredibly bad letter supposedly written by teachers.
“Hey @VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more of these grammar worksheets over break?” the poster joked. “My kids and I had a great time spotting errors! Did we find them all?”
Grammarians noted that in just five short paragraphs, these ill-educated teachers had 20 errors.
Per the New York Post:
Addressed to Arlington Schools Superintendent Dr. Francisco Duran, the union letter highlights the recent spread of the coronavirus and argues for a delayed resumption of classes in January to address the issue.
The document also asserts that continuing with indoor lunch in the midst of the surge creates “super-spreader” events inside schools and that teachers are having to make the “ultimate sacrifice” as Omicron cases multiply.
The online editor completely reworked the letter’s opening sentence.
“On behalf of the members of the Arlington Education Association, this dire expression lends great concerns for Arlington Public Schools return plans for January 3rd, 2022,” the original version read.
In another sentence, the letter uses the word “are” when it should have said “our.”
“The fire departments in are region are exemplifying domino outbreaks as well,” the missive states.
“Apparently ‘learning loss is not limited to students!” one Twitter user wrote in response to the post, which had drawn hundreds of likes and retweets by Thursday afternoon.
— ellengallery (@ellenfgallery) December 30, 2021
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