Friday, April 22, 2011

Now I See Clearly

I regularly bewail the total lack of writing skill displayed by my students. I attributed it to texting, Tweeting, ignorance, laziness, and total erosion of standards in our public school system. I apparently am not alone:

Good Enough at Four is Good Enough For Life

Apparently I was wrong. My standards are not related to professional application of the language, but rather to racism and perpetuation of an aristocratic class system.

1 comment:

juvat said...

Doesn't surprise me. I'm regularly in classrooms in grades PK through 12 fixing some IT problem. It is not at all unusual to hear a teacher say something along the lines of "just write down what your thinking, grammar/spelling is not important these days."

Yesterday, I spent about 4 hours trying to debug a program I'm developing. Finally, noticed that I had a semicolon missing.

Nope, grammar and spelling aren't important at all.