“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I honestly don’t care if Pearlsky’s van driver has more than a third grade education (he happens to be well educated) as long as he knows how to secure the wheelchair and knows how to drive safely. I honestly don’t care if my senior engineer knows how to raise a kid or tie his shoes, as long as he is a top notch engineer in his field. I expect people to do their job well, the entirety of their job and I will hold them to that if their job intersects with my or Pearlsky’s life. It is fine with me if her physical therapist is an awful wife or can’t drive, as long as she is a great physical therapist. That said, a teacher has many “hats” and needs to do well at many things. Command of the English language may just be one of those.
Here is the email du jour, sent to the special education coordinator, who is wonderful, and knows that this was sent both in jest and seriously.
Subject: I guess I can be adifficult parent 😉
I have alot to say about acertain note that came home with aparticular student in aspecial ed classroom. It is amazing that agood education is not aprerequisite for ateaching degree or even to be aparaprofessional!
Hope you had agreat weekend.
The Alot monster strikes again!
(Having said that, it is possible she was using that graph line in lieu of a space, but MEANT for the two words to be separate. And, as someone who only JUST RECENTLY learned by someone else, someone very wise and learned and positively ancient, that there is supposed to be only one space between sentences, I can sympathize with her ignorance.)
Your way to critical of they’re mistakes. 😉
I was just about to link to the Alot cartoon but Rivka beat me to it!
Whoa. You are only supposed to put one space between sentences? My mind is officially blown.
I would love for my daughter to be able to become a special ed teacher one day, spelling errors or not. She is now three years old and caries a diagnosis of a rare brain disorder that affects her functioning, albeit moderately. I hope to teach her to compensate with love and care whatever she might be lacking cognitively.
I do not know anything about the situation of the teacher you are mentioning in your post. But you might find, though, that it is possible that this teacher provides better care and is more willing to teach and learn from your daughter more that some well-educated-spelling-bee-don’t-give-a-damn one.
P.S. I am a non-native English speaker so please do not judge by my grammar [sic].