Posted Dec 8, 2011 12:42 UTC (Thu) by anselm
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Parent article: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 released
Once you're past elementary school, your grades in English are unlikely to be based only on your mastery of English spelling, grammar and vocabulary. It turns out that the farther you advance in your education, the more English classes tend to be about things like literature, cultural history, and philosophy, and the more actual command of the English language becomes part of the »infrastructure« which is as essential to taking part in these classes as it is in math, science, or history classes.
Given this, if you're in charge of the school system and it is important to you that students have good English, it doesn't make sense to penalise people for language mistakes only in advanced English classes but not in the other subjects.
(People from countries where English is not the primary language tend to disregard this since their English classes tend to be much more focused on the language as such. Just substitute your primary language for »English« in the paragraphs above.)
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