Re: Yay or Nay

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay
From: Sally Derrick <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- bell -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:13:57 -0600

I'm fine with spellcheckers at the high school level. The foundation for
spelling is set during elementary and middle school levels. THAT's the
point that I am more concerned with. There has to be a foundation and
we/they can't compromise that.

Sally


On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- bell -dot- net> wrote:

>
> I am OK with the spellcheckers. It's the testing I am opposed to.
>
>
> > From: ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com
> > To: DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: RE: Yay or Nay
> > Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:40:28 +0000
> >
> > A bag of hammers can think more intelligently.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan
> Goldstein
> > Sent: mercredi 1 février 2012 08:38
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> > Subject: RE: Yay or Nay
> >
> > "We are not letting a student's keyboarding skills get in the way of
> being able to judge their writing ability," said state Superintendent Susan
> Castillo.
> >
> > The state Superintendent thinks that all spelling errors are the result
> of hitting the wrong key on the keyboard. Sounds pretty ridiculous to me.
> >
> > Obviously, you don't "have to be good at spelling to be a good writer."
> But that's not the question at hand.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: DaLy
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:44 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Yay or Nay
> >
> >
> > Do you have to be good at spelling to be a good writer? Not necessarily,
> at least not in Oregon public schools?
> >
> >
> http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/12/oregon_will_allow_students_to.html
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
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References:
RE: Yay or Nay: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Yay or Nay: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Yay or Nay: From: Peter Sturgeon

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