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  • For this, some chastised me, saying all people make language errors, and we shouldn't judge people based on their cultural writing styles.

    At some point in the last 20 years, "how a person feels" overtook "whether or not the work is effective" in our school system. Not sure how, or precisely when. But this is the result. We've got a bunch of people who temporarily feel happy, but then go on to lead miserable lives because they aren't told that some things work and other things don't, and that life isn

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Short-term vs. long-term. Put on the game-theory hat. If you're a third-grade teacher, what are your options and payoffs?

      It's much less of an investment to teach kids to write however they want, restricting spelling/grammar correction to limited times during the year. You don't have to be the ogre, so there's less friction with the kids. You also get more output from them, so it looks more impressive to parents.

      The major advantage of teaching kids that grammar and spelling are always important is that,