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D’oh! 7 Misspelled School Signs that Will Make You Want to Homeschool Your Kids

By Meredith Carroll |

Misspelled school sign

Children to the left, jokers to the right

It’s not as if anyone expects teachers and school administrators to be perfect. Most parents do, however, expect that teachers and school administrators should be able to spell the word “spell.”

It’s hard to emphasize the importance of good spelling to kids when those charged with formally educating them do it wrong, and in very prominent places.

Here are 7 of the most embarrassing spelling mistakes on educated-related signs (courtesy of Be prepared to cringe, and re-double your efforts to teach your kids as much as possible at home.

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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “D’oh! 7 Misspelled School Signs that Will Make You Want to Homeschool Your Kids

  1. DVP says:

    This blog entry is extremely biased, narrow-minded, and perpetuates a negative stigma on ALL educators. The bias is one FOR homeschooling insinuating that it is perhaps the best way to ensure your child receives a proper education; however it only applies to those who can afford to have a stay-at-home parent and not a household that is dependent on two incomes. Let’s face it, in these tough times most households NEED two incomes to stay afloat. The narrow-mindedness is assuming that educators themselves created the signs, produced them, and hung them which again is not the case. Obviously a billboard, or any other professionally printed sign, would have been commissioned and it is the company’s responsibility to ensure the content is correct. Along the same lines, staff at the school takes care of kiosks, not the educators. Using educators as a scapegoat to the underfunding of education as a whole in this nation must stop and blogs such as this one are extremely unfair to ALL educators, not just the schools being shown in the photos. Our youth would be better served if blogs were written about the broken education system due to underfunding, the ridiculous cost of administering mandatory state tests which is rarely reimbursed to the schools by the state, or the fact that school districts are being forced to take out private loans to pay their bills which of course means they must pay interest making their funds even lower in the long-run while the banks and private industries continue to see profit… Any and all of those stories would help stop the disservice to our youth, not an attack on educators through the ruse of misspelled signs.

  2. Lola Vanslette says:

    Wow. These make you wonder what drop-out they hired to do the signs! I did home school one of my four children. She was on the National Honor Roll for Science and Math two years in a row. I would have taught the rest, but dealing with the death of their father was hard enough on me. I remember going to the school to call out an English teacher on sending English home instead of teaching it in her class. She said they concentrate on math and science, and send the English for the parents to teach it. I had to remind her of the community she was expecting to teach English. Drop-outs and illiterates can’t teach English because they don’t know English! Thankfully, I wasn’t taught in that community.

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