In the October 2012 Atlantic, Peg Tyre reports on an effort to reimagine the teaching of writing at one Staten Island high school: The Writing Revolution. One brief sample:
“We spent a lot of time wondering how our students had been taught,” said English teacher Stevie D‘Arbanville. “How could they get passed along and end up in high school without understanding how to use the word although?”This article should be required reading for anyone who cares about public education.
[Students also end up in college without understanding how to use although, which is a subordinating conjunction, not a conjunctive adverb.]