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Posted by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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My friend just got an email from her son's high school English teacher and it has several grammatical errors. He misused colons. He ended a sentence with a period and then an exclamation mark. He also used the wrong verb tense. 

No to mention that email was pretty rude. The teacher obviously felt the parent was accusing him of losing her son's assignments but the email she sent didn't say that at all. So not only can the guy not write, he can't read. 

She's torn because nothing he's sent home has had errors like that. She wonders if he doesn't consider email a formal form of writing so he typed it out without rereading or thinking. Obviously many people feel that way about online communication. (Just look at all the posts on CM written in text speak) 

Do you think teachers should be formal when emailing parents?

by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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mrswillie
by CeeCee on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I would let it pass and see if it happens again.

Godspitgrl
by Nychole on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Formal to me is not the word, though maybe it should be. I know several English teachers and no matter where they communicate they use proper English. I think that that should be the case. If he was rude and can not practice proper English I would bring it up to the principle.

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by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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I too would let it go this time,
However I definiely feel teachers need to write *professionally* even in emails :)

wingsfan1234
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

this

Quoting hugss:

I too would let it go this time,
However I definiely feel teachers need to write *professionally* even in emails :)


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Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Agreed.


Quoting mrswillie:

I would let it pass and see if it happens again.



Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:07 AM

That's ridiculous! 

tyfry7496
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Let it go this time but I would save it to have proof if you need to go to the principal.

And, yes, teachers should use proper English in emails.
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alliesmom112
by Sandy on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I feel like they should. Anything my dd's Pre-K teacher sends home or emails is always written as a formal letter. 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jan. 19, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I would let it go but yes he should have been professional. 

lyrick24
by Platinum Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

 yes i think they should be formal. especially an english teacher. my daughter had a teacher once who was always losing her papers. i know what a hassle that can be.

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