Did you see that kid pass out during the National Spelling Bee? How can this be healthy? Do kids really need that level of stress in their lives? Especially over spelling a word that they’ll never use in the real world? With spell checker built into every word processing tool, isn’t spelling a highly complex word a bit overrated these days? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the English language and have a tremendous amount of respect for those that have a firm grasp of it, but honestly, who cares if a ten year old can spell every word ever created.
This kid FAINTED when he was asked to spell a word. Think about that.