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Rep. Mark Takano Corrects Republican Letter, Proves He Will Always Be A Teacher (PICTURE)

Jul 12, 2013 | Updated Jul 12, 2013

When Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) started circulating a letter that complained about the Senate's immigration reform bill, he may have expected some grumbling from Democrats, but he probably did not expect to get a failing grade.

However, when Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) received the letter and found the content to be “weak," he did what any self-respecting former teacher would do. He got out his red pen and gave the document a straight-up F. (Takano taught high school for more than 20 years, reports Southern California Public Radio station KPCC, and it appears he still has quite a bit of teacher left in him.)

Takano posted a noted-up version of Cassidy's letter on his Tumblr and Facebook pages Thursday and included the following message: “[T]hought I'd offer my edits to the author before they submitted their final version [of the letter to the Speaker] ... Still not signing it.” He also invited Cassidy to come by his office for further explanation. Unsurprisingly, Cassidy’s office does not seem pleased with Takano’s actions. A spokesperson for Cassidy told the National Journal that Takano's "grandstanding represent[s] everything Americans hate about Washington."

THE MARKED-UP VERSION OF CASSIDY'S LETTER BELOW, CLICK HERE FOR A FULL-SIZED IMAGE:

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