Thursday, January 16, 2014

What hope is there for this English teacher's students?

I came across this comment on Facebook today:

xxxxxxxxxx Hi xxxxxxxx..good to see you on fb. This is your english teacher frm xxx.. does it ring a bell....!!!!.looking to catch up with you . Chou

This "english" teacher from a Bangalore school (I have blacked out details that would identify the teacher and the school) seems to be happy using SMS lingo on "fb". She also appears to have no compunctions about peppering her comment with exclamation marks and periods. And I think she meant to sign off with "ciao".

So here's a burning question: What's the point of an education if you remain illiterate?

And here's another one: Who will teach the teachers?