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Y Spel Rite?

The British site Spiked has a wonderful piece by Prof. Frank Furedi on the penchant for educational progressives to attack the idea that correct spelling is important.

Here’s my favorite paragraph:

In essence, variant spelling is a true companion to the idea of variant truths. Contemporary cultural life has become estranged from the idea of Truth with a capital T. In academia, social scientists never tire of informing students that there are no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers. Instead of the truth, people are exhorted to accept different perspectives as representing many truths.

Bravo! Read the whole thing.

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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