I am on several homeschool email lists, and get all sorts of emails from all sorts of people. After homeschooling for the past 17 years, there are just a lot of things I don’t feel the need to know about or read about. I delete most of them. But this past week, I got one that really disturbed me.
As a homeschooler, I tend to think we should live up to a higher standard than others. If we are going to declare that homeschooling is superior to public schooling, then we need to understand that we will be held to a very high standard. I understand that not everyone is a good speller, and that grammar ain’t for everyone, but puh-leeze! If you are going to send out an email to several hundred homeschoolers regarding a Homeschool Honor Society, then using the proper words is important. Do not refer to students who might want to join as “perspective” members! Seriously?? I might have let it slide if it was an American Girls Club for ten-year-olds. But for an Honor Society, I would think they would know the difference between “perspective” and “prospective”.
For the record, my kids know the difference, and they are the only ones for which I am actually responsible. 😉