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(WITI) — An English teacher at McKinley High School (city unknown) had the perfect response to a profane letter that was found taped to the door of their classroom, according to a posting on Reddit.

The 101-word letter sent from a student, tells the teacher, after some profanity, “I’m pretty much out.”

How did the teacher respond? By correcting all of the student’s mistakes.

The English teacher corrected the letter in red marker, noting every grammatical error.

At the bottom, the teacher concluded with this message: “*Please use your education appropriately. Proofreading takes five minutes & keeps you from looking stupid.*”

See the letter below. Note: Some readers might find some of the language offensive.

Teacher corrects profane letter

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  • WhisperingMoon

    I would consider that a major fail of the parents of that child for not teaching that child to be respectful of the teacher. I would also consider that a major fail of the child who chose not to pay attention in school and learn the things that were being taught. After that then I would say major fail of the school system for allowing that child to pass to the next grade level when obviously that child was not ready to move on.

  • Sally Marquartt

    I’m going to agree with the replies to the comment…and add that this child might have some other issues. “You’re a pretty cool teacher…followed by F— you…” That screams neurosis. I’m going to suggest mental health help for the child.

  • John Paul Goins

    tHE MOST IMPORTANT CURRICULUM THAT THAT EDUCATOR TEACHES WOULD BE THE STANDARDIZED TEST THAT THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE IS JUDGED ON. Don’t fool yourself for a minute by thinking that the instructor has time to actually teach English 4 curriculum….that comes in an optional second to ther required curriculum to “prepare” our students for the STAAR or TAKS or what have you. Your childrens’ teachers are hired and fired based on how the class falls within the test scores of the school and if the school ends up with an exemplary rating. Someone else said it–plain and simple–No Child Left Behind.
    Post secondary reaction? Remove some STEM courses from the Associate’s degrees and trim them down to NO MORE THAN 60 CREDIT HOURS, AND OUR BATCHELOR’S TO NO MORE THAN 120 HOURS. Let’s dumb them down too. Parents–I urge you to challenge your school to rise above! The new math is allowing our students to estimate their answers! There is no need for the specifics…please research your standardized testing! Download a home prep test and take it. IT WILL DISGUST YOU.

  • Graham Van Dixhorn

    Meanwhile, the article writer managed a grammatical mistake in his or her very first sentence. “An English teacher (singular) . . . taped to the door of their (plural) classroom.” Oops! Perhaps the student letter writer can get a job with Fox News Milwaukee?

  • Amy

    Tom, you are right about becoming a dumb society. I see it everyday on FB. People can’t spell but yet they graduate from high school and even college. It is a sad world we live in. As far as the kid being disrespectful, really let’s just make excuses for him. That’s what is wrong with our society. We can’t make the kids own up to what they do wrong. We have to make excuses for them. I grew up in a not so good life even after being adopted into what was supposed to be a “loving” family. I never had anyone make excuses for me. Oh, wait I was never a disrespectful brat that thought it was cool to disrespect adults or my teachers.


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