So apparently, spelling things correctly is just too difficult for some and there are EDUCATORS [and others] out there who think we should just get rid of spelling rules completely.
From TIME Magazine and CNN.com: Most teachers expect to correct their students' spelling mistakes once in a while. But Ken Smith has had enough. The senior lecturer in criminology at Bucks New University in Buckinghamshire, England, sees so many misspellings in papers submitted by first-year students that he says we'd be better off letting the perpetrators off the hook and doing away with certain spelling rules altogether.
Read full story here.
My reaction? You have got to be kidding me!
Learn how to spell, folks. Learn the English language. Learn proper grammar.
No one should get an easy "out" just because they don't know that alot is actually a lot or that Febuary is actually February.