spelling vs creativity

For those of you who have read my posts before you will have no doubt noticed I have a huge problem with spelling.
This isn’t a problem in my work because it’s proofread before publishing but it comes up a lot in my private life.
Which leads me to the importance of teaching spelling and grammar in schools. Does it really matter?
I personally believe encouraging creativity is more important.
Why should children be made to feel that their interesting creative work is worth less because its badly spelt.
Yes spellings should be corrected so they hopefully learn but not everyone does. It doesn’t make us stupid it just means our brains are otherwise occupied with more interesting things.

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