She's a former secretary, not an English teacher, but the result is the same: grammar zealotry. When our local school system went through an "educational" phase of declining to correct the spelling and grammar of young elementary level students, Mom's head nearly exploded. Suffice to say, no one from our household ever submitted anything grammatically incorrect or misspelled. Incidentally, for the results of these sorts of policies, check out this article: University Students Can't Spell. I hear the echo of my mother's voice saying "What did I tell you?" in a tone of vindication.