Appalled At How People WriteI am appalled at the writing on this site and any other Internet forum I participate in. I wish for once I would open my profile, and see the recent activity stream populated with stories full of good grammar. What I typically see is a lot of txt speak, and a litany of spelling and grammatical errors that would bring any English teacher to his or her knees. It is more than apparent that the religious rights' war on public education has been effective. I consider my grasp of the particulars of English grammar to be minimal at best, and yet, I am appalled.
When you pay taxes to support public education, remind yourself that the future of this country depends on our ability to lead the world in every aspect. We've fallen behind, and we're slipping constantly. Private education is not the answer. Those who need education the most are the least able to buy their way into elite institutions of lower and higher learning. If the right-wingers have their way, only the elite will have access to any meaningful education, everyone else will be relegated to mopping floors or serving fast food.