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Originally posted by Dendro
I am a bit of a spelling nazi because I am a firm believer that one must have a grasp of the basics to be an effective communicator. I also believe it has a direct correlation with reading comprehension. Majority of people on this site think the word theory is synonymous with thesis and it derails a debate completely.
Now they want to remove cursive from schools? I realize that because of computers that physical writing is used less but it hasn't totally disappeared.
Edit: Haha, 2 am spelling failedit on 13-3-2011 by Dendro because: (no reason given)
Parents of third-graders in that district recently received a letter stating that lesson time previously spent on teaching cursive handwriting will now be used to teach keyboarding instead, according to a story in The Indianapolis Star.
"It is clear to us that cursive is becoming more obsolete," Donna Petraits, the district's director of communications, told The Indianapolis Star. "We are hearing equal amounts of praise and criticism on this decision, which we fully expected."
Originally posted by Kharron
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
I just watched a laundry detergent commercial (think it was Gain) where they claim it will make your day 'gooder'
I don't even know what to say... it's almost like they're trying to make everyone 'more stupider'.
I know for one, I will not be picking up any Gain, ever, just because of that commercial.
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
reply to post by JohnnyTHSeed
We (I guess most of us) would like for our children to be well educated and know how to spell basic words so others will take them seriously.
Originally posted by OilTycoon
I agree.. HUGE thing with me..
and my personal favorite.. THRU..
no you Effin morons.. its through..