Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 18:17:02 -0500 From: Ronald Butters Subject: Re: The reason kids miswrite ITS' Thanks for the wisdom. I especially appreciate the German anecdote. We tend to forget just how ambitious this country is in terms of education as compared to Europe (or even the USA in the earlier part of the 20th century!). I WOULD like to point out that several ADS linguists have been active in NCTE, e.g., Allan Metcalf, Natalie Maynor, Walt Wolfram, and Dennis Barton. We should all follow their lead. I confess that I haven't been to an NCTE meeting for yeaRS (since I gave up directing Freshman English at Duke!)