BBsGarage
BBsGarage Reader
6/6/08 7:04 a.m.

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) -- A Cleveland-area principal says he's embarrassed his students got proof of their "educaiton" on their high school diplomas.

Westlake High School officials misspelled "education" on the diplomas distributed last weekend. It's been the subject of mockery on local radio.

Principal Timothy Freeman says he sent back the diplomas once to correct another error. When the diplomas came back, no one bothered to check things they thought were right the first time.

The publisher has reprinted the diplomas a second time and sent them to the 330 graduates.

mtn
mtn Dork
6/6/08 8:08 a.m.

Haha! I graduate hs tonight. Hope this doesn't happen

minimac
minimac Dork
6/6/08 8:49 a.m.

It comes from drinking from the "Flaming Waters"..................

Jay
Jay HalfDork
6/6/08 9:20 a.m.

Ouch! I hope they misspelled it as "edumacation".

J

Wally
Wally SuperDork
6/6/08 9:24 a.m.

Perhaps we should ask, is our children learning

Jack
Jack SuperDork
6/6/08 10:41 a.m.

Bad spelling is endemic in this country. I've even seen things misspelled on business cards.

On a forum like this, Hey, what's the big deal, but on business correspondence. . .. Wow.

jack

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
6/6/08 10:54 a.m.

Just so long as no child is left behind in their educaiton

Salanis
Salanis HalfDork
6/6/08 11:10 a.m.
Tim Baxter wrote: Just so long as no child is left behind in their educaiton

::short rant:: berkeleying "No Child Left Behind" Act! It's made teachers hate their jobs and turned away good potential teachers. That was really the final insult that made me decide I don't want to teach. ::/rant::

Carson
Carson Reader
6/6/08 12:30 p.m.
Salanis wrote: ::short rant:: berkeleying "No Child Left Behind" Act! It's made teachers hate their jobs and turned away good potential teachers. That was really the final insult that made me decide I don't want to teach. ::/rant::

That's what decided it for me too.

Salanis
Salanis HalfDork
6/6/08 12:44 p.m.

"Why is it so difficult to attract competent teachers? Especially male teachers?"

Motherberkeleyers.

NYG95GA
NYG95GA Dork
6/6/08 5:57 p.m.

In the construction world, there is a concept known as "Measure 3 times; cut once."

The same applies to Official Documents; as a printer, you proofread, double check, and then check it again to be certain.

Back before the proliferation of home printers and computer fonts, I made a few bucks on the side doing calligraphy for various orginizations.. certificates and such.

Murphy's Law applies to all manner of human endevours; printing fancy papers is no different. The heart-rending realization that one has mispelled a word in such an "important" work is horrible, and happens occasionally to the best of them.

Sometimes with calligraphy based on very old hands you can pass it off as an archaeic spelling of the word, but as often as not, you have to start the whole wretched mess over..

Not entirely different from certain mechanical tasks, come to think of it.

VWguyBruce
VWguyBruce Reader
6/9/08 3:57 p.m.

I'm seriously considering becoming a teacher after I retire from the Air Force in a couple years. I could make a gazillion dollars with my clearance and experience but it doesn't feel like what I want to do. In spite of the No Child Left Behind business, there are still kids that need competant teachers that give a E36 M3. It's really not the kids fault that the system is crappy. To many kids need more than an education these days, Male role models especially. That's what I'm feeling every time I go to my sons school and the same reason I decided to jump into the PTA Vice President seat for next year. I think I want to feel what it's like to go to a job for the job and not the money. Is that even possible???

I wasn't dogging anyone for their position on the No Child Left Behind Act. Outside the supporters that got it passed, most educaters feel it is not a solution and feel bound by it.

Salanis
Salanis HalfDork
6/9/08 4:09 p.m.

I agree with you about not going into teaching for the money. That has never been the primary compensation for teaching. But, if you want people to teach, you need to provide them with sufficient compensation of some form. "No Child Left Behind" killed a lot of the personal satisfaction that used to be a big reason for teaching.

"No Child Left Behind" has tied teachers' hands as far as what they teach and how. They end up spending a huge chunk of their time teaching to a test. To me, that isn't teaching. That's getting kids to pass a single pointless test. I wouldn't be fulfilled by that. I would find that soul-sucking.

To me, I would not receive enough monetary and personal fulfillment to compensate me for the amount of time and energy that goes into teaching. I'd rather work a job that pays more, has less stress, and offers more flexibility.

neon4891
neon4891 HalfDork
6/9/08 4:24 p.m.

I be a comuuuntiy college graduit in december after 9 semesters

VWguyBruce
VWguyBruce Reader
6/10/08 6:26 a.m.
Salanis wrote: I'd rather work a job that pays more, has less stress, and offers more flexibility.

As an aircrew member in the Air Force, teaching would meet all those criteria

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