Test: quarter of eighth- and 12th-grade students have solid writing skills

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    What a hoax. Today's students have no writing skills and without electricity they are dead in the water. They can't even write a work order or read a pay stub or financial statement let alone any legal document they have to read and sign.

    I don't call computer dependent spell checkers as reading or writing abilities and it shows every day in this news media and my own spell checkers system that can't get it right either. So with all this inability to even know if spell checker is getting it right how can the proof read what they print from a computer?

    More of educations flaws trying to justify computers to replace the real meaning of human abilities with digital erroneous GUI. We have an education system that has made "garbage out" the level of education it has created and turned loose in the US.

    Computers should not be used to replace human abilities and that is what education has been doing to by indoctrination and lack of qualified and educated people teaching children the errors of the digital world. They think the errors are normal and can't correct computer error outputs.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    This is depressing. Writing is perhaps the most important skill anyone can learn, because if you cannot communicate your ideas are of no worth. I think we need to place a greater emphasis on writing in our schools.