My own English teachers would turn over in their graves if they could hear what is being taught in elementary school today. High school, too, for that matter. What is not being taught are the elements of speech; the diagramming of sentences, and, generally, English usage and English composition. My understanding is that these days it's not unusual for a high school graduate to be incapable of completing an employment application. We were taught to think for ourselves; we were not taught to be automatons. Still, we knew it was in poor form to butcher the King's English.