Besides learning that Ahmad received an A in English 101, I was also able to glean from his answers to my questions that Professor Benton, a passionate advocate of diversity in education, believed that to correct Ahmad's sentence structure or grammar would offend his cultural sensibility and obstruct the class's primary purpose to empower non-native students. A community college professor teaching English 102 summarizes examples <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/oped/chi-0211130149nov13.story?null">of his students' writing skills</a>, including lack of punctuation and formatting, and poor usage and spelling. The kicker is that these students had received excellent grades in English 101. What were their previous professors' excuses for this? They didn't want to cripple the student's creativity and enthusiasm with such petty criticisms. I'd like to consider myself as someone who not only uses English language, but adores it. But when I hear stories like this, where our future Americans will be writing and reading..... I remember when I was doing research on religion, and Jewish Cabala in specifics. There is one sacred rule in Orthodoxy and it's that you do not attempt to teach anyone anything--by yourself. Why, I asked? I thought that being a teacher is the highest thing you can do to someone. Not so, the great philosophers would say, teaching is a very dangerous entity. Even if you think you know something 100%, you need to have it checked by someone else (in these times we would call that backing it up with sources). The reason for this is that giving someone false information and lauding their results due to this misguidance, is one of the forms of breaking the sanctity of knowledge. Now, perhaps you disagree with that, perhaps you think they over-react or exaggerate. Perhaps. But what do you call a teacher who knowingly does something as described above? Where is the responsibility, the integrity, the honor of being a teacher if you are being subjective on your pupils?