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Obama’s Department of Education Declares Capitalization, Grammar Rules Optional

I’m sure the Obama administration will assure us that his national address to the nation’s schoolchildren is meant as a genuine educational opportunity, and is not, in any way, shape, or form, some hastily thrown-together effort at indoctrinating children with propaganda from a president with sinking poll numbers.

Indeed, it’s quite reassuring to read the Department of Education’s preparatory materials sent to schools, as long as you overlook all of the typographical errors:

No hyphen for school-wide, and apparently we’re now German and capitalizing nouns, no matter where they are in a sentence.

But apparently not “congress,” even when referring to the U.S. Congress:

Apparently the Department of Education doesn't think

Reassuring to know these are the folks in charge of educating our children. Well done, Obama administration. Well done.

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