Tuesday, February 2, 2010

School Principal's Letter


The Arizona Republic [Phoenix, AZ]
2 February 2010

'Joke' letter from principal sent to parents
Principal on administrative leave; parents angered

A fake letter to parents of Litchfield Elementary School sent as a joke from the principal to teachers last week found its way home to some parents, but few are finding the punchline funny.

Principal Ron Sterr distributed a fake letter heavy on hyperbole and sarcasm to teachers but addressed to parents mocking students who could not complete their "easy" math assignment. The letter was passed out to teachers as a joke, but a second-grade teacher who received it in an e-mail thought it was a real letter and sent it home to the parents. [...]