Thursday, May 03, 2007
A stink over spelling
Some parents in Staten Island, N.Y., are unhappy with a middle school there. That sounds typical, but here's why they are upset: A letter from a dean contains numerous errors in spelling and grammar.

As the parent of a first-grader, I see such errors in teacher notes, homework assignments and other prepared material that my son brings home from school. I am willing to accept some level of error — we all make mistakes, and a school doesn't have the luxury of having a copy editor on the staff. The level of error in the Staten Island example, however, does undermine the dean's message and makes one question his ability to teach.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 1:57 PM | Permalink |


  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger katie schwing

    Oh no! Not the caferteria!

  • At 2:24 PM, Anonymous GG

    Yikes! Didn't even run spell-check, huh?

  • At 1:06 AM, Blogger rknil

    I think I'd be a lot more concerned about copy editors who can't edit. In the design era where we have designers masquerading as editors, that's a large problem. We may want to address that corner of the world first.