kids in America
I'm starting to get worried about the kids in America.
I have two interns, on separate days, and they have been helping me with an artist's inventory (I work at an art gallery.)
The Tuesday intern just graduated from a private ($20k a year) high school. I asked her to start taking notes and told her the different things we would be recording (titles, dimensions, etc). I looked over and she had written "tittle" and "demensions".
My Wednesday intern is going into her sophomore year of college. Today I told her to start filling in the information I would be calling out to her, and to record the inches in decimal points. The first thing I said was "height is 4 and three quarters" and she looked at me, totally confused and said "wait, how do you write that?" me "... ... '.75' " intern "oh, ok."
Is this normal? WTF is happening in these schools?