Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Persnickety" Teacher Inspires Students

A picky Broken Arrow teacher has inspired a group of eighth-graders to complain about the Tulsa World's misspelling of the word "alot," which should have been spelled "a lot."

The editorial page of today's edition includes several letters from Mrs. Barbara Graves' language arts class in Broken Arrow. The students note that Mrs. Graves is "very persnickety" and doesn't appreciate incorrect spelling.

Like Mrs. Graves, AltTulsa believes in correct grammar and spelling as well as the precise use of language (even when we don't always meet that standard). And it pleases us to see that Mrs. Graves is pushing her students to use the language correctly and well.

If only more Tulsa-area teachers would do the same.

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