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Subject:Re: Yay or Nay From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:DaLy <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com> Date:Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:45:10 -0800
I think it's fine. The schools are testing students in real world
conditions. Spell check will only be an advantage if the student can
tell the difference between homonyms. It will help both teachers and
students to focus on content and grammar. Although, will students
experience trouble with document formatting, or will the schools give
the students clear templates to use?
On 2012-01-31, at 6:26 PM, DaLy <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Do you have to be good at spelling to be a good writer? Not necessarily, at least not in Oregon public schools?
> I think spelling, grammar ,and structure are as important as content. IMHO, this is just another way to push kids through the public school system.
> Your thoughts?
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