So instead of participating in the NYT's 2016 English Writing Competition, we should have a competition to see how many grammatical mistakes there are in Ms Lam's email, which was sent to all universities and high schools in Hong Kong ... and presumably to similar education institutions in the Asia Pacific region as well.
Mandy Lam, you should be marked down for your work (you may well blame your underlings or interns, but you are still responsible and accountable for your diabolical email). You should be thoroughly ashamed of being the NYT's head of education.
How many grammatical errors are there?? Shocking.
Reference (this was the mass email sent by Mandy Lam today to all universities and high schools)
From: Lam, Mandy <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, 23 May 2016
Subject: English Writing Competition Asia Pacific - Call for Entries