Writing Teachers: Still Crazy After All These Years

After spending four depressing days this month at a meeting of 3,000 writing teachers in Atlanta, I can tell you that their parent group, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, is not really interested in teaching students to write and communicate clearly. The group’s agenda, clear to me after sampling as many of the meeting’s 500 panels as I could, is devoted to disparaging grammar, logic, reason, evidence and fairness as ... Full Story »

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by The Thomas - Apr. 28, 2011

People believe crazy crap, this is true. Why teachers are special in this case was not explained. What is crazy was not actually described, instead the author quoted phrases like "grammar police" and "good enough" as if these bespoke craziness without need of explanation.

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