*But seriously, folks, get over it!
USA Today just ran another article about text messaging and the demise of civilization as we know it because students regularly try to slip text acronyms into writing assignments.
I guess I'm having difficulty understanding why teachers aren't comfortable just telling students that there's a time and a place for texting and a time and a place for conventional written language and then sticking to it by refusing to accept papers that cross the line or by dropping the grade. Kids do understand consequences and will respond accordingly (I think).
But this particular topic rears its ugly head on a fairly regular basis, so maybe the solution isn't as simple as I think. What am I missing?