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    Filed at 4:25 am under by dcobranchi

    The reporter ruined an otherwise nice profile with this closing graf:

    Educators and guidance counselors in White County believe that some students are receiving an excellent education in their home setting. However, they are concerned that others are not. They say that some parents who are withdrawing their children from the public schools lack the literacy skills to understand and fill out the required forms without help.

    Sure. And how is that any different that what happens in the g-schools? Heck, when I was in (public) HS, my psychology teacher pronounced the prefix “pseudo” as “puh-SWAY-do.” I very quietly (and politely) after class told him the correct pronunciation. He said that was another way to say it. After that I always wondered why we weren’t studying “puh”-sychology.

    Plank and speck, edu-crats. Plank and speck.

    2 Responses to “PUH-LEASE!”

    Comment by
    October 23rd, 2004
    at 2:42 pm

    This is cracking me up. Puh-sway-doh. bwahahahaha

    Comment by
    Tad Wimmer
    October 26th, 2004
    at 7:26 pm

    One of the reasons we decided to homeschool was a ‘Course Disclosure’ from my daughter’s seventh grade English teacher. This single page document had at least 13 gramatical errors in it. (And the teacher had insisted on writing her own disclosure rather than combine with the history and science teachers on her ‘teaching team.’) Perhaps we should refer to her as a puh-SWAY-do teacher.