Mary Beth made this point:
…re-educating is difficult when people are stuck in their ways and do not care about the research and will not read it….
The part about people in a professional position not reading the research is really, for lack of a better word, poignant. It ties back to the people Jeff mentioned and that student he mentioned:
…I told a parent and VP that I teach Latin not English grammar. If English grammar is so important, then we should teach it in English or offer a class in grammar or linguistics. I also got some blatant blow back when a certain student couldn’t lord her knowledge over every one else. Instead of trying to become more proficient in Latin, she wanted me to teach in a way that valued her perceived superiority. She wanted to feel better than everyone else and wanted me to make sure that she got that. That others were doing well was like taking away her only power. It was brutal….