Just for the record, in case your knowledge of geography is sub par (is that common among Americans?), Waterloo University is in Canada and this report is from Toronto. Not that this doesn't apply South of the border. Canada and the US are intimately linked in culture and sometimes stupidity.
The educator in the article however said this has been going on for decades. So it can't entirely be blamed on myspace and sexting. It's really because of the lack of grammar classes in primary school. I learned grammar from reading a lot of books when I was a kid. I'm still a reader, but most of the people I know never read anything except email and a few articles online. Perhaps the decline of reading can be squarely blamed on changes in popular culture. Between the lack of parenting and the idolization of idiots on tv (eg. shows like Jersey Shore, any daytime talk show and all of Fox News) kids these days don't stand a chance unless they decide early on to become nerds. And that decision can have serious repercussions.