Just a quick response to clarify that I am educated. In fact I have been very fortunate and received a great private education courtesy of my father for which I am very grateful. I appreciate that James may well have missed this in previous comments.
In reply to Facebook, again I suspect James has misunderstood my comment I wasn't referring to the obvious slang and abbreviated comments that litter the site I was referring to where sentences in plain English had been written sadly incorrectly, by students who have undergone a rather expensive education within this system. And whilst James has been fortunate enough to have never seen or come across the incompetent professional, they do exist and to suggest that they don't is really being a little naive.
Of course there is never going to be anything that will replace a good education but there will always be room for that helping hand by intelligent people wherever they may be. So I hope James and all the other teachers will continue to do the good job that they, I suspect, actually do. Though I still hope that all the less than perfect teachers will get weeded out. It is always a contentious subject when any members of a profession are criticized, but sadly every profession has it's undesirables, a sad fact but true. So peace to all and have a great 2013.
Phil / Ajarn.com says "Thank you Jonathon and James for your contributions. Can you guys agree to disagree because I think we should bring this particular Postbox communication to an end?