Just happened to read a couple student essays; how do these kids get into college much less graduate? Repeatedly ‘there’ for ‘their’ and ‘are’ for ‘our’, ‘your’ for ‘you’re’, and forget tense and punctuation.
We all make mistakes; we each have our quirks that stick with us regardless of knowing better, and we have Spellcheck, which bad as it is, appears to be far superior to many of its users. There seems to be a growing lackadaisical attitude towards grammar as being an important part of our communication. So why do we need bigger classrooms (physically) to hold fewer students per class and provide them with all the bells and whistles of technology? Somewhere around third grade they lost interest anyway.
Yeah, let’s pour more money into lowering standards and making it easier for all to have a college degree.