Letter from Virginia teachers’ union, riddled with errors, grilled on social media

Reading, writing and ratios.

Error-laden letter from Virginia teachers’ union calling for more coronavirus protections went viral on Twitter.

Surprised by a series of language blunders, a parent from Arlington picked up a correction pen for the article and posted the aftermath online.

“Hey @ VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more of those grammar worksheets during the break? The poster joked derisively. “My kids and I had a great time spotting the mistakes! Have we found them all?

Although the letter was only five paragraphs long, the Twitter teacher spotted around 20 errors and underlined them with a green pen.

Addressed to Arlington Schools Superintendent Dr Francisco Duran, the union’s letter highlights the recent spread of the coronavirus and calls for a delayed resumption of classes in January to resolve the issue.

The document also claims that continuing with lunch inside in the middle of the wave creates “super-spreader” events inside schools and that teachers must make the “ultimate sacrifice” as Omicron cases grow. multiply.

The Arlington parent shredded the letter from the teachers’ union with about 20 botched errors.
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The online editor has completely reworked the letter’s opening phrase.

“On behalf of the members of the Arlington Education Association, this sinister phrase lends great concern to plans to return Arlington Public Schools by January 3, 2022,” the original read.

In another sentence, the letter uses the word “are” when it should have said “our”.

The Arlington Education Association has asked a superintendent to delay the opening of classes after the holidays in response to the increase in cases of Omicron COVID-19 variants.
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“The fire departments in the region also illustrate the domino epidemics,” the letter said.

“Apparently, ‘the learning loss isn’t limited to college students!’ A Twitter user wrote in response to the post, which had drawn hundreds of likes and retweets on Thursday afternoon.