The University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s "spelling and grammar test, a requirement for all students in the school, will no longer include a spelling portion as administrators attempt to adapt to the changing industry," The Daily Tarheel is reporting.
The paper reported that "The decision to change the test came after a committee of faculty and staff concluded that the presence of computer tools such as spell check made the spelling portion unnecessary," quoting Chris Roush, senior associate dean in the school.
In the spirit of full disclosure, the author of this article is appalled by this decision. I think knowing how to spell is as important as knowing how to tie your shoes, chewing with your mouth closed, and washing your hands after using the bathroom. It's that basic, and no amount of technoligy should stand in for that.
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