Does grammar matter? At the Central Connecticut State University they have ‘The Center for Public Policy and Practical Politics’ which ‘was established at Central Connecticut State University by Board Resolution #00-71, on July 14, 2000, and was designated as a Connecticut higher education center of excellence…’https://www.ccsu.edu/cppsr/about.html
What does excellence mean? Does excellence mean one thing to one person but has another meaning to those at Central Connecticut State University? Whether it is right or wrong are we sometimes judged by the way we speak or write?
‘A public Connecticut university running a contest awarding $15,000 in prize money to students who provide written or video essays describing their personal relationship to Black Lives Matter is lowering its grammatical standards for the contest, according to the school’s website.’https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-lowers-traditional-language-standards-for-black-lives-matters-contest/
The Central Connecticut State University’s website states ‘…submissions will not be judged on traditional literary or grammatical standards.‘https://www.ccsu.edu/cppsr/reflectAndEmpower.html
This should encourage the parents who send their child to this school! NOT!!!!!
Oh, in case you may want to know, according to Merriam-Webster online some synonyms for excellence are ‘choiceness, distinction, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, preeminence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacy‘ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excellence