Not to sound incredibly pretentious, but...
I am currently attending a private four-year liberal arts college. When I was a senior in High School, I couldn't wait to go to college and meet intelligent, like-minded individuals. Everyone always told me that the friends you meet in college are the friends you'll have for the rest of your life.
Speaking now after my first semester, I am very disappointed. Most people here don't know the difference between your/you're or when to use I/me. Their spelling is often atrocious. I found that my essays in high school are better than the average "college level" essay. As someone who values grammar/spelling, I wonder why this is.
I don't equate grammar/spelling with intelligence (Hell, Albert Einstein was dyslexic) but this is so prominent that I am absolutely appalled. Wasn't your/you're and their/there/they're something we learned in middle school?
Do people just not care? Is the fault of the school system? Texting? Will the standards change for what's considered "correct?" Should Callie switch colleges? What do you think?
I am open to the idea of changing the rules (i.e. make all spellings the same,) however while these rules are in place shouldn't we follow them? (The SJ in me speaking.)
Edit: I know I'm not perfect. Feel free to ironically point out errors.