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Twittering about standards

Discussion in 'Personal' started by aspensquiver, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    The reputable newspaper, The Daily Mail, has presented the following shocker this morning. The twittering community is incandescent.
    What do you think about teachers who cannot spell?

    Fail! Mother reveals her son's spelling test set by hisTEACHER is filled with mistakes (but can YOU spot the errors?)

    By Siofra Brennan For Mailonline09:14 18 Jan 2016, updated 10:37 18 Jan 2016

    • Twitter user Pandamoanimum found test pasted into son's literacy book
    • Teacher also made typos such as 'you child' and work instead of week
    • Fellow parents were outraged but some accused her of faking picture
    • Outraged followers shared post more than 1,700 times on Twitter

  2. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    There is a suggestion that it is merely a younger generation of teachers who present with this embarrassing problem.
    Some people seem to believe those teachers are the victims of a system where spelling is not taught properly - or at all.
    I'm not so sure...
  3. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Although I find twitterers extremely irritating, I think they might be on to something here.
  4. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

  5. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    What is wrong with comic sans other than it being overused? It became the default for my LEA.
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I'm finding it hard to believe that those spellings of sincerely and immediately were genuinely contained in a real homework sheet.
    Didactylos4 likes this.
  8. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Should not the word be correctly not properly?
  9. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    At report writing time I have had to correct the spellings of English teachers (ie teachers of english, not teachers with english nationality) who write definately and can't tell the difference between practise and practice.
  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    @oldsomeman I think "properly" is fine in this case.
    Lascarina likes this.
  11. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Oh very droll...:)
    I merely copied and pasted.
  12. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

  13. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I become very irritated with public documents containing spelling errors and for a teacher to send this type of sheet home without (presumably) checking and proof reading beforehand, I find indefensible.

    Immediate + ly
    Sincere +ly.

    Is that really difficult?

    My recent gripe is 'ect'. Instead of 'etc'. Etc comes up on spell check anyway.
  14. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    The problem is in the image not your posting of the image.
  15. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    At best, it is a font for documents to be read by young children not adults.
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I don't accept that. It is legible. I think there should be more to it than a perception about it's utility.
  17. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    What hope is there when too many people pronounce the full word "excetra"? Hearing "expresso" makes me grrrr too!
  18. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    It looks childish.
  19. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Ah. Yes I see now.
  20. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    But is it true? I get bored by the seeming endless stream of lazy journalism that quotes (or invents) comments from social media and pushes them as facts.

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