8 thoughts on “September 12, 2017

  1. My first-grade teacher called my grandmother (who was caring for me at the time) after she found me reading the second-grade books in the schoolroom. “This boy can READ! He’s not supposed to be reading, WE’RE supposed to teach him to read!”

    I’m sure the ensuing scene was very similar to this depiction!

    • Meh. Good to know I wasn’t the only one who had that sort of a public school as a kid. You have my complete sympathy. 🙁

      Thankfully when I had that sort of thing with my 3rd grade teacher who was backed by her principal my Mom was like that as well. ^_^

  2. My first grade teacher, almost 68 years ago, was highly irate when she found I could already read. She flew into Mom about it. Wrong answer. Mom didn’t teach me to read; I taught myself by listening to her read to me and following along on the page. Yet, I was still forced to read those idiotic Dick and Jane readers and listen to the pathetic attempts of some of my peers to read aloud. To this day, there are very few people I will allow to read out loud to me.

  3. *puts on gothy cheerleading outfit and shakes skull-shaped pom-poms*

    Go, Fi, go! Go, Fi, go!
    Make ’em learn what they don’t know!
    If they ask, we’ll tell ’em why
    No one messes with our Fi!
    Gooooooo-oo, Fi! *leap*Q

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