Kids and young adults can be cute as bugs. They are often adorable even. They can also be really stupid. To prove this fact, I give you the tumblr site Sh!t My Students Write. I don’t know if it just me, but I don’t recall making as many errors in such a wide fashion as some of these students have.
Take this one for example:
The rebel and onion armies showed grose negligence by having many of their battles right inside national parks, like Gettysburg.
The onion thing was enough to make me laugh, but then they had to pull out the national parks argument showing that they didn’t get the whole concept. Personally I would been interested in seeing an onion army wage war against the rebels. Perhaps the rebels will come armed with garlic and shallots. We could use the remains to make a nice yummy meal.
And yet another great one:
Indians, the other dark meat, were saved from extinction by the humanitarian, Andrew Jackson.
Wow. Cannibalism? Andrew Jackson, Humanitarian? I guess compared to some people like Hitler, who’s goal was to destroy the Jews, not just relocate them, Jackson could be considered a humanitarian. The trail of tears that lead to disease, death and the loss of many Native American cultures was not humanitarian. I can’t even muster a response to the “dark meat” thing.
After reading this site, I think it is no wonder American schools are falling behind the rest of the world. And now my Saturday is sad.