Is text speak ruining the English language and/or setting kids up for failure, in your opinion?

I'm a University Junior and when my professor handed out his paper writing instructions he wrote in bold *NO TEXT SPEAK. IF YOU WRITE YOUR PAPER IN TEXT SPEAK IT WILL BE THROWN OUT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO* I thought it was sad he felt the need to put that in there, which means he probably had a student do... show more I'm a University Junior and when my professor handed out his paper writing instructions he wrote in bold *NO TEXT SPEAK. IF YOU WRITE YOUR PAPER IN TEXT SPEAK IT WILL BE THROWN OUT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO* I thought it was sad he felt the need to put that in there, which means he probably had a student do it once.
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