Educational Pratfalls

Read and initialed my son-the-high-school-senior’s physics syllabus today. Included is an apparent lack of understanding of the importance of the hyphen, and this sentence: “Do not hesitate to ask for help from myself or your fellow peers.” I considered, briefly, noting in the margin “You should be fired for this sentence,” but decided she might take that out on my son. Maybe it’s just me, but shouldn’t those in charge of educating our children at least be literate; probably too much to hope that they would be role models of good writing?

2 Responses to “Educational Pratfalls”

  1. November 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    If that’s the worst you see you’re in good shape. I can’t count the times I’ve thanked someone for something and they sent the reply, “Your welcome.” I really can’t.

  2. November 16, 2010 at 3:21 am

    NO ONE is a role model for good writing.

    I see CEOs and Executives making the sorts of mistakes you’ve noted in this and the “my response to your response…” entry.

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