prompt = 'writing assignment for students'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue May 6 23:57:27 UTC 2014

I suspect that to the students they're more like a goad.


At 5/6/2014 06:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>“We are aware of the controversy surrounding the distribution of an eighth
>grade Writing Prompt during the third quarter of the academic year,” notes
>a press release issued Monday by Rialto Unified School District interim
>Superintendent Mohammed Islam. “The intent of the writing prompt was to
>exercise the use of critical thinking skills. There was no offensive intent
>in the crafting of this assignment. We regret that the prompt was
>"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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