Mason Cross is the author of the critically acclaimed Carter Blake thriller series. His 11-year-old daughter Ava is well on her way to following in his footsteps as a creative thinker.
Ava was asked to give feedback on her teacher for an end-of-the-year review. The precocious student took the opportunity to criticize her teacher’s use of “collective punishment,” while citing the Geneva Convention. Smart little girl.
When asked what her teacher could do better, she wrote: “Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Geneva (sic.) Convention it is a war crime.”
After sharing the Tweet, Mason quickly followed up a few other gems.
Within minutes, the original tweet had gone viral with more than 122,000 retweets and enormous response from users.
Many praised Ava for “thinking her mind” while one person suggested she should be awarded “bonus points for her creative thinking and excellent example.”
One even called for the youngster to be the next Prime Minister. High praise.
Mason told Femail: “I thought [the online response] was really funny and absolutely typical of Ava, who I haven’t manage to best in an argument since she turned six.
“Apparently her teacher was amused too. I think we owe him some ice cream!”
Keep keeping these adults on their toes, Ava. And hey teach, enough with the collective punishment, alright?