Just to show you what I'm dealing with...
AS many of you know, I am teaching the low 5th grade reading group. In answer to the question "What might Ochoa's example communicate to young girls of today?", I received this answer (typed exactly as it was written):
"u can bo inething if u sate are mand to it!"
The translation: "You can be anything if you set your mind to it!"
(Yes, this is a special ed student; the problem is that so is a third of my class. The rest are just regular ol' struggling readers.)