Distance education has a long and storied history. The CEO of a Founding Member of DETC stopped by the office recently to present a document that illustrates just how far back that history goes.
Mr. Stuart Udell, the Chief Executive Officer of Penn Foster Schools, presented DETC Exectuive Director Michael Lamber with a more than 100-year-old letter from International Correspondence Schools, a precursor of Penn Foster Schools.
The letter, dated June 12, 1900, was sent from an ICS instructor to a student concerning a grade on a paper the student submitted. Keep reading below for the text of the letter, and to see a photo.
It gives us great pleasure to note with what care and understanding you have prepared your paper. Your work is accurate, concise, and all that we can desire. We therefore give you the mark which you deserve, 100%, feeling sure that if you devote the same painstaking care to the remaining papers as you have done to this you will be greatly benefited by the course.
Yours Very Truly,
The above letter was sent June 12, 1900, to a student at International Correspondence Schools, a precursor of Penn Foster Schools in Scranton, PA.
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