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By Unteachable - / Friday 3 February 2017 20:54 / United States
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While I'm no fan of Obama, I agree that he actually helped the education system, most notably by getting rid of Bush's "No Child Left Behind" act. This is speaking as an educator whom is the son of an educator.

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Education is usually controlled by State legislative anyhow. It doesn't matter which president is in power. As states have the power to control their public school systems. Public school systems, particularly in the South, have been failing for years. This prompted the creation of charter schools. If the heads of education in that state are incompetent, everyone suffers. Regardless.

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I had one that demanded you write (sic) behind every quote. You only use (sic) after a quote or word if they used improper grammar and it's letting the reader know that improper phrase is exactly what the person said.

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I had one who, during an exercise finding synonyms for "fancy", told me that "genteel" was incorrect and anti-semitic. Another one had never heard the phrase "brains over brawn". SMH.

Same everywhere ... proper spelling and grammar are a problem in just about any of the leading industrial nations. We've all gotten fat and lazy and can't be bothered to check the kids homework (or don't have time due to multiple jobs). And the approaches in some elementary schools, to write like you hear it, totally clash with what the kids are supposed to deliver later on in middle school and high school. (at least here in Germany)

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Of all the idiotic aspects of English - the fact that "ain't" is not considered a word yet selfie is is absurd. For some reason a language such as English as a living construct that adapts and conforms yet somehow this word that has been in common usage for the last 100+ years isn't "a word". My ass.

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