Originally Posted by noordinaryspider
I found this in my son's email on Christmas Eve and it would be positively hilarious if Grampa didn't have other signs of early Alzheimer's disease:
I don't normally intrude on my ds's private email conversations, but he was understandably upset by this.
All that I can say is that obviously Grandpa is not the best advertisement for the virtues of public school. The misspelled words (and other problems) are highlighted below. Please feel free to share with any family member you want.
Children have limited rights, but one of them is the right to a proper
education. You have that right [needs comma]
and your mother would have a hard time
proving you are adequately schooled because she has thumbed her nose at
the approved state curicular
and has done her own thing, thusforfitting
8,000 to 10,000 in state funds for schooling each of her children.
That's 16,000 to 20,000 [needs dollar signs]
a year so your mother could do her own thing in
regards to your education. The state requires that their curiculum
used for a very good reason. People's financial situations change and
it is not always possible for one parent to stay home to home school.
Often both parents must work to support the family [needs comma]
and no matter what
the "rathers" are [needs comma]
the children must then attend public school. This has
happened in part. Your grandmothe[COLOR="red" needs apostrophe] rs[/COLOR] investments have not prospered
because of the economy [needs comma]
and her income has consequently been seriously
It makes sense to keep the home schooled children in step with what is
taught in the public schools, particularly since the public schools
teach the changing skills needed to prepare students for the changing job
market. [Note: BWAHAHAHAHA!!!]
Then home schooled children can make a smooth change over [no space needed between the preceding two words]
public school or college.
If you look in the government listing of the telephone book probably
under California State Government [needs quote marks]
you should see a listing of [should be "for"]
Resources Department and under that you should see something like Family and
Children Services.COLOR="red"][needs quote marks][/COLOR]
You can go and talk to these people and they will see to it that you
get a proper education in a proper school, but they will probably take
you away from your mother and put you in a foster home [needs comma]
devastate your mother and might be highly unpleasant -- from the frying pan
into the fire. In a sitution [misspelled]
like this, the State of California spends
upward of $60,000 a year on each child, providing them with tutors
where needed [needs comma]
etc. That's a lot of money and a lot of assistance. There
was a ditty on 20/20 on TV about it. [Note: a "ditty" is a song, and 20/20 needs to be italicized
Oh, and by the way, I would cut off all communication with Grandpa...after sending him back his "graded" email.