Withdrawal English teacher Yvonne Mason recently made waves in the social media after deciding to do something the White House staff apparently did not do well since taking office. Donald Trump took over the post – she corrected the syntax Correspondence of the Commander-in-Chief.
Mason, an Atlanta resident who retired in South Carolina last year after a 17-year career teaching middle and high school students, said the quality of writing on the president's letter had scant marks in her class earned. So she did the only sensible thing a teacher would do if confronted with such texts. She corrected the letter and sent it back to the White House, according to The Hill
The most prominent errors in the President's letter included several instances of inappropriate capitalization of commonplaces such as "President" and "State." There were also a number of redundant expressions and excessive use of the "me" pronoun. There was also an inconspicuous modifier in the correspondence.
Overall, Mason noted that the letter would have been written middle school; She would have given him a C or a C-Plus. If the letter were written in high school, he would have earned a lousy D.
"I've never received a letter with so many stupid mistakes, it's stylistically horrifying," she said.
Eventually, Mason stated that she acknowledged that the letter was probably written by a White House employee and not by President Trump himself. Nevertheless, Trump's correspondence has been signed.
The White House sent the correspondence to Mason in response to a letter she had sent through the Parkland School on February 1
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Apart from the fact that the writing of the White House received a bad grade, Mason also noted that the correspondence was not really commented on the concerns outlined in her letter. Mason's letter called on the president to meet with family members of Parkland victims in person. Instead of a direct response to her letter, however, Mason stated that she had received the President's correspondence on general school safety.
"It was not about what I wrote," she said.
This is the teacher she is, Mason advised the government to go to plainlanguage.gov, a website specifically designed to encourage federal officials to write clearly. In a note to Greenville News Mason compared the White House letter with the letter she received from State Senator Lindsey Graham.
According to the retired English teacher, the Republican senator, or at least his associate, writes "exquisite" letters that address at least one particular concern.