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    EIU Grad?

    Wow, this is pretty sad...

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    New York City Educator Gets 'F' in English After Poorly Written Note is Sent to Parents

    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    A New York City educator is in hot water after sending out a scathing note to parents riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.

    Michael Levy, a health academy dean at Markham Intermediate School in Staten Island, N.Y., sent home the letter to around 100 eighth graders on Monday after a rowdy food fight in the cafeteria, the Staten Island Advance reported.

    In the letter, Levy used "unexcecpable" for "unacceptable," "activates" for "activities" and "caferteria" for "cafeteria."

    The letter was also filled with contradictions. Levy wrote that the students would be collectively punished and prohibited from attending the prom and the year-end class trip, according to the Advance. He then wrote that the students' punishments would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

    The note also promised to bar students from the prom if the letter was not signed by parents and returned to the school.

    The school's principal, Emma Della Rocca, said the letter was unauthorized and that Levy would be evaluated at a conference on Friday. But parents are still scratching their heads over the error-filled note.

    "I'd be worried that somebody was educating my son that doesn't know how to spell," Lucy Farfan-********, a parent whose child attends the school, told WCBS-TV. "That would be a great concern."


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    Re: EIU Grad?

    Bill Gates gave the world Word spellchecker, but he can't make 'em use it.

    Totally UNEXECEPABLE!



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    Re: EIU Grad?

    I bet he typed the note in a message board first. Then printed it to distribute out to the parents.

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    Re: EIU Grad?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Bill Gates gave the world Word spellchecker, but he can't make 'em use it.
    Sadly, you can find plenty of examples of that on this message board, too. I mean, I know that we're considered "just an engineering school" by many, but come on!



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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I bet he typed the note in a message board first. Then printed it to distribute out to the parents.
    You beat me to the same thought... and expressed it better than I did. Nice job!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BvK1126 View Post
    Sadly, you can find plenty of examples of that on this message board, too. I mean, I know that we're considered "just an engineering school" by many, but come on!
    Just use Firefox as your browser, built in spell check with it. Does the latest version of Internet Explorer offer spell check?

    As for the article in question, at least he was a "Health Academy Dean" and not an English teacher...I know I'm grasping at straws..there really is not an acceptable excuse is there?



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    Re: EIU Grad?

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Just use Firefox as your browser, built in spell check with it. Does the latest version of Internet Explorer offer spell check?
    Firefox rocks for this!

    If the new version of IE has a spell checker, I'm not aware of it.



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