We all make grammatical errors from time to time, myself included. But if I ever decided to make a run for, say, DPI Superintendent, you can bet money that the press release announcing my intent to run would be error-free. Nobody in their right mind would hire a candidate who lacks basic writing skills to run Wisconsin schools, right? Enter Rep. Don Pridemore (R).
November 28, 2012
Madison- State Representative Don pridemore (R-Erin) has filed papers to form a committee to explore to possibility of running for the position of DPI Superintendant this coming spring.
“The status quo is simply not working. After spending billions of dollars on education in Wisconsin, we have not moved the needle a bit. I believe it’s time for a fresh set of ideas”, Pridemore said.
“Our children’s education has suffered as a result and I believe it’s time to change that.” Pridemore added. Pridemore went on to say that he expects to reach a decision on the race very soon.
Okay, so I’m not a teacher, but I was raised by a family of teachers aka union thugs, and if I ever put out a press release like this one, they’d lose all respect for me.
Here’s what they’d probably have to say about this press release:
“Pridemore” is a proper noun and should be capitalized. That’s so basic!
Look at the first sentence. It should read, ”THE possibility” not “TO possibility.” That’s just laziness. Sheesh.
For the love of God, ”Superintendent” is spelled incorrectly! We raised you better than this.
The comma should be inside the quotation marks after “ideas.”
There should be a comma instead of a period after “change that” before “Pridemore added.”
“…expects to reach a decision on the race.” Please re-word that so it makes more sense.
This press release is really embarrassing.