Tuesday, September 07, 2010

3078 I cry

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

All wounds heal best in the open air.


After an email exchange with a friend this evening, I was curious about the high school dropout rate (it's 50% in the Albany schools). So I went to http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/understanding_HSgradrates, and clicked on "National".

In the article, by the Alliance for Excellent Education, in the paragraph bemoaning the depressed future of high school dropouts, I found this sentence:
The costs of dropping out are born not just by individuals, but by the communities in which they live, and the rest of society.
Born? I cried.

Nobody teaches about homonyms and homophones any more.

(See http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/borne.html.)

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