Why do we teach this to children?
I before E
except after C
and when sounded like A
as in neighbor and weigh
.... with just a few exceptions: sleight, seismic, height, kaleidoscope, keister, obeisance, heinous, caffeine, weird, their, heist, deity, Fahrenheit, feisty, either, protein, foreign, reïnforce, leisure, seize, conscience, science, society, ancient, sufficient, species, financier, efficient, concierge, forfeit ....