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You don't know the half of it. I recently started working for the local district attorney concentrating on "young adult" crimes. "Young adult" meaning kids ages 16 to 19 who are attending school, mainly high school, full time. Without exaggeration, I would say that at least 99% of the kids can't write, spell or have any idea what grammar is. (this also includes witnesses). By writing, I mean penmanship. Most of the kids print, and it's atrocious. My third grader can write better. The spelling! A senior in high school, with fairly good grades spelled "enough" as "enuf", "eight" (8) as "ate"(There were ate of us who went). It really frightens me. These kids all go to good schools, with high academic ratings -- and they're graduating without being able to write or spell! Makes you think, huh?



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