Seriously???

This is an excerpt from the Task Force update that appears on the district’s website:

“As part of Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s (NMUSD) Human Relations Task Force (HRTF), the district has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League, who is leading various community workshops about anti-Semitism and hate. The workshops are open to everyone that is interested in attending.”

Do you see the bad grammar? Is it obvious?

There are two choice mistakes. The first is:

“… partnered with the Anti-Defamation League, who is leading…”

It’s not “who is leading,” it’s “which is leading.”

And this:

“The workshops are open to everyone that is interested in attending.”

No, no, no!

Try, “…everyone who is interested in attending.”

This is from the headquarters of the school district and it is an embarrassment. It’s far from the first time I have pointed out mistakes in grammar, punctuation, etc. and it is just another example of how low the district bar has been lowered.

I am seldom at a loss for words but I don’t know what else to write. This is so embarrassing.

Steve Smith

 

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