Hi. Why bother about spelling?
We should bother about spelling because it is the very first thing kids learn at school and influences their attitude to learning for the rest of their lives. A teacher’s mission in life is to encourage curiosity and teach logical thinking. Every curious kid deserves logical answers to questions about spelling.
"Why doesn't bother rhyme with brother?" is a reasonable question.
A teacher can answer this using my big book "Reading with Rules". No prior knowledge needed.
You'll get an over-all look at spelling in my book "The Inside Story on English Spelling".
Be a hero to your children and your students. Answer their questions. They deserve it.