Education: Better Middle Class

School children whose teachers and parents berate them for saying. "It is me," "I wish I was there," and many another casual solecism, could take heart last week. Approved as good colloquial usage were 230 such commonplace errors, in a survey published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Representing 6,000 elementary, high school and college teachers, the National Council cannot enforce its edicts, but by its 21-year-old authority, its surveys and discussions, it has much influence in textbook-making, curriculum-drafting and teaching. For its study of English usage the National...

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