COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN BY SECRET TEACHER IN THE GUARDIAN
"My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police"
I cannot tell you how sickeningly familiar this kind statement is for those exposed to American elementary school teachers in one of the world's most failed education systems.
Punctuation is as important as the alphabet in writing.
This frivolous notion of "creativity" is just devoid of meaning.
It's rather like talking about pouring concrete without a mold.