Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I don't want this blog to be huffy or terribly negative, but I just can't ignore this.
See a portion of my daughter's HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH homework in the photo above.
I am not a spelling or grammar snob.
Typos? I undersnad. :)
Abbreviations in text messages? Gr8!
Bending grammar rules to favor rhythm or point making? Fun.
English offenses from an instructor in a subject other than English? OK, I guess.
Apparently, my daughter's English teacher has no grasp on spelling and grammar. In addition, it appears she doesn't recognize troublemaker words such as affect/effect and is/are; because that skill would have prompted her to proofread and make corrections.
This situation may be part of a cycle of English abuse, a glaring consequence of this instructor's own educational experience. Perhaps she is a victim of bad English teachers.
I am often an enabler but even I say, "An English abuser should not teach English!"
Many people move to this neighborhood (in the Midwest) for the top-rated schools. The district is highly regarded.
I realize we all make mistakes, but this is basic stuff. Basic ENGLISH stuff.
In an English class, it's unacceptable.