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School fires employee for correcting spelling error

The coming dark age: A school has fired the person running its twitter account for correcting the spelling in one of their student’s tweets.

Obviously we do not know the whole story. It does appear, however, that the Maryland school couldn’t tolerate the idea of an adult teaching a student how to spell.

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8 comments

  • Insomnius

    Ohh shit! The My Feelings Nazi’s had to get rid of the sole grammar nazi.
    Feelings come first now I guess….LOL

  • Insomnius: I ask people to try to keep the language civil. I am also going to demand that we avoid cuss words. The rest of the culture might be crashing into gross savagery, but I’d like to keep Behind the Black civil and clean, if possible.

    So, watch your language!

  • wayne

    I have been an offender of late & will endeavor to keep a grip on my keyboard, going forward.

  • Edward

    It looks like we have identified a school where readin’, rightin’, and ‘rithmatic ain’t taught. So much for them four Rs of educashun.

    Somewhere there was failure to communicate, and I think it was in the communication of the purpose of schooling.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj60OAh7O5U (1 minute)
    “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach, so you get what we had here last week, which is just the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men.”

    The school’s principal is one of those men you just can’t reach, so we got the misspelling and the firing that we had there last week, which is just the way the principal wants it. Well, he got it. I don’t like it any more than you readers.

    I hope that Katie Nash at least got a participation trophy, so that she wouldn’t feel too bad about losing. Her job, I mean.

    Remember: the students being poorly taught this generation are the ones who will be running this country for the next two generations.

    Weep for the future.

  • Insomnius

    Sorry about that didn’t mean to offend anyone!
    I just thought it was at the bottom line of all living organisms.

  • Laurie

    Heh, after some past post typos / absent minded spelling mistakes on my part, I need to chuckle that no one thought it necessary to correct me (well, almost no one). That said, it appears that we are, now, not merely unable to learn from the past (past mistakes), but no longer even allowed to learn from the present.

  • Max

    The new three RRRRRRS of A liberal edumacation:
    Racism, recycling, reproduction…

  • Judy

    I thought RRRRRRs were only taught on September 19!

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