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August 31, 2009

We don't need no eduction

'Education' misspelled on CMS teacher coaster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You would think the word "education" is pretty easy to spell. Well, think again.

It was a costly and embarrassing mistake made by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Career and Technical Education Department when they decided to hand out some freebies to teachers.

"That's pretty bad if they approved that and it's not even spelled correctly," said Louise Wood, a parent.

The misspelled version of "education" was printed on 1,800 beverage coasters, the kind that you use in your car. [...]

The "a" in "education" was missing -- spelled "eduction."

This reminds me of the letter we got from a school's head when we were looking for a school for our boys. This fellow sent us a letter with a sentence in it that was (a) a non sequitur and (b) a fragment - an incomplete sentence. Bzzt! Thanks for playing...

Posted by joke du jour at August 31, 2009 06:01 PM

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How do you tell a teacher they have misspelled several words on the first paper sent home? Simple, easy words explaining she is the Language Arts teacher. It was a tough read! I know mistakes are made, but there is a second step to catch stuff like that....editing!


Posted by: Jo Mikan at September 14, 2009 12:30 PM

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