Should teachers be able to spell and punctuate?

In the Times Comment Central, a debate is raging over whether teachers should be able to spell and punctuate. Well, of course they bloody should! It’s a no-brainer. And hey, so should bloggers!

One person, though, gave me pause, by saying “I also think that teachers should be drawn from the ranks of the very best graduates.”

It doesn’t work that way, though. People who WANT to be teachers may not be “the very best graduates”. However, they may well be the most committed.  I believe the Continue reading