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ihavenosecrets Tue 14-Jul-09 16:44:53

Feeling quite nervous as pedants corner is not my usual haunt. Felt that I had to share these gems with you.

A comment written by TA in pupils workbook. "Lovely handwrighting". Parent points out spelling mistake. Class Teacher then corrects it to "Lovely handwritting". What is the world coming to? hmm

GarconsSontCommeDesChiens Tue 14-Jul-09 17:02:35

<gnashes teeth>

I feel your pain.

cattj Tue 14-Jul-09 19:49:48

When I was small, I had an 'adding up' test with perhaps a dozen questions. One of them was something like 'what is 8 + 9?'.

I was most surprised when the answer (17) was marked as wrong. I tried to query it with the teacher, but was told that I was wrong.

I was handed a new sheet of paper and told to do that question again. I wrote '8 + 9 = 17' and handed it in.

Minutes later I got it back with a big tick mark on it. My trust in education was shattered that day.

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