Yvonne Mason, a retired South Carolina teacher shared in an online posting, a letter she received from the White House that would have failed middle school grading
The Trump-signed letter was “stylistically appalling” and full of ‘silly mistakes,’ Mason said
Shed edited the letter then sent it back to The White House
The White House had responded to her letter of on April 14, sent to the Trump administration about the Parkland school massacre
The White House sent retired teacher, Yvonne Mason, received a letter full of “silly mistakes” on May 3
A retired English teacher in South Carolina took The White House back to grade school. Yvonne Mason shared in an online posting, a letter she received from the White House
Mason, who taught in public schools for 17 years, told the Greenville News, that the letter President Trump signed was “stylistically appalling.”
“I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly mistakes,” she said.
“I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly mistakes,” – Yvonne Mason
The retired high school English teacher had seen these blunders many times before.
Redundancies. Faulty capitalization. Lack of clarity and specificity.
But Mason wasn’t grading a student paper. She was reading a letter she received from President Donald Trump.
“I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly mistakes,” Mason said.
The former Mauldin High School teacher promptly did what she had done thousands of times before: She corrected the writing and returned it, this one going back to the White House.
Mason recognizes, of course, that the form letter she received from the president was very likely written by a staff member, not Trump, though the letter does include Trump’s signature. It came in reply to a letter she’d written about the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida.
Teacher mode: Retired Mauldin High School teacher Yvonne Mason, corrected the grammatical errors in the correspondence and returned it to the White House
The White House had responded to her on May 3 after she sent the Trump administration a note about the Parkland shooting massacre.
She posted a photo of the letter to Facebook, complete with her edits made in purple ink, which went viral.
“Got a letter from Mr. Trump. Will be returning it tomorrow,” the caption read.
Regarding the letter sent out on behalf of the president [photo], “If it had been written in middle school, I’d give it a C or C-plus,” Mason said
She said although the letter was likely written by a White House staffer and not by the President himself, the mistakes were unacceptable.
“When you get letters from the highest level of government, you expect them to be at least mechanically correct,” the educator added.
And if it was up to her to grade the White House? She would give them a failing score.
“If it had been written in middle school, I’d give it a C or C-plus,” Mason said. “If it had been written in high school, I’d give it a D.”