K-16: Land of Lies

Many college kids can hardly write a proper English sentence, never mind a proper essay.  Meanwhile, the essay-writing industry is huge, churning out tens of thousands of illegal documents.  Naturally, all participants in the scam pretend there's no scam, and so the scam can go on. Here's a recent, terrifying report from an editor: My organization decided a few weeks back that we needed to hire a new professional staff person.  We had close to 500 applicants. Inasmuch as the task was to help us communicate information related to the work we do, we gave each of the candidates one of the reports we published last year and asked them to produce a one-page summary.  All were college graduates.  Only one could produce a satisfactory summary.  That person got the job. Here is a good indication of how bad things already were 40 years ago.  One investigator concluded:  If you think America's English teachers...(Read Full Article)

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