RE: Yay or Nay - OP

Subject: RE: Yay or Nay - OP
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:27:02 -0500



Thing is...many of the engineers, even VPs I have worked with could not spell. Did they know how, and somehow forgot because they no longer have to spell? They also can't write proper sentences. I had to edit Annual Reports. What a mess! And these are not kids or even GenX-ers. Most are Baby Boomers.


On the other hand, I know bright, motivated, kind-hearted, physically fit young people who have a command of the language, and I refuse to write off (with proper spelling) their generation.

kat

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> If, as others posted, spelling isn't necessary (due to advances in technology), then why teach it. The same should go for math (use calculators - quicker, accurate (with a working power source) and require less student and teacher effort) and/or reading (use audio books also requiring less student and teacher effort). From my observations (of K to 12 students,) we are creating an obese, lazy, gimme gimme gimme generation. And that my friends is sad, very sad.
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> DaLy
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> --- On Wed, 2/1/12, Guy K. Haas <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> wrote:

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