Is it too much to ask that my kids’ teachers know at least a little more than my kids? I’m constantly getting emails from school staff with horrible grammar, misspellings, and, of course, what I call the spastic colon (is it really that hard to understand that plural’s don’t get colon’s apostrophe’s?).
It gets worse though. Last year, we regularly got classwork and homework back from our son’s second grade teacher that had things marked wrong that simply weren’t. Or “corrections” to answers he got right, that were themselves wrong. Truly pathetic.
Then a week or two ago we went to a living history performance by my son’s third grade science class. On the wall outside of the classroom was a map showing different Native tribes. Each area in which they lived was clearly labeled, including the one up top: Artic. Yes, Artic. Big, bold, letters. ARTIC.
Perhaps it’s to be expected though, in a town that had this booth at a recent event:
Oh, the humanity.
Hey New York: Can I come home NOW?