The Illiterate Sign That Advertised Literacy Training Services

March 24, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Of all spelling blunders to have occurred from around the world, the latest incident from the USA has to be one of the most embarrassing of all.

A sign was erected at a high school in Florida to advertise literacy training services; however, the literacy coach was left red-faced when the sign featured a grammatical error.

The training event was for parents to help their children become better readers but the advertising board read 'Laeping to Literacy Night' rather than 'Leaping to Literacy Night'.

The humiliated teacher, who was not even responsible for the sign, only discovered the spelling blooper after the event took place. Unfortunately, by then the illiterate sign had already been spotted and pictures of the grammatical faux-pas had already been posted on social networking sites like Facebook.

The high school where the incident occurred is reportedly located in a low-income area and last year fewer than 45% of its students passed Florida's standard literacy test.

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