Friday, July 13, 2007


How's this for another good reason to homeschool? I realize that no one's perfect, but shouldn't teachers be pretty close? At least academically?


Kristen said...

That's funny! I can totally believe it.

Homeschooling is a good option if it works for your family. It didn't work for mine and my strong willed middle child. But, I totally agree with it!

Jennifer said...

OH. MY. WORD. That is just pathetic if you ask me! But I'm sure there are similar situations everywhere. The 2 years my son went to public school, I'd get letters with words misspelled and it would drive me nuts!
That's not the reason we homeschool, but maybe I should add it to the list!

Kelley said...

Holy cow. Sadly, this story is not surprising and not uncommon.
I'm always appalled at the decline of proper use of the English language nowadays. Even by so-called professionals. Honestly, how hard is it to learn how to spell/punctuate/capitalize? It's kind of necessary if you're going to be the one that gets paid to teach others proper grammar and usage! I love homeschooling (most days).

Shel said...

You will be shocked to learn that universities only require a B or C average in the major courses to graduate someone in education. I simply had to have a 3.0 in my English courses to get a degree in Secondary Education, licensed to teach English to grades 5-12. There is no profiecency test that really challenges teachers on their basics. Sad.