Another school year has kicked off and, to gear up, teachers equip themselves with staplers, scissors… and Snapchat? According to a new study by Dictionary.com, a vast majority (73%) of teachers think social media and texting are bad for grammar and spelling but half (50%) use it to better understand their students. Perhaps the online world is making both teachers and students apathetic to these skills because (32%) of teachers say they see their students struggle with grammar, yet admit they care very little about it (15%) in comparison to other skills, like meaning and comprehension (64%). Findings show:
Don't worry kids, your teachers might think you're a bunch of social media obsessed morons who lack basic spelling and grammar skills, but really, you're presidential material.