an excerpt from a student essay –

“Also last year at my old school I was failing math and everyone else got it so fast and they were saying it was easy and I sat there and copyed what was being wrote down. Soon I started getting it but when I started getting it we were already moving on to something else. In my school in 8th grade when never had a peremedent teacher when we did have one she quit or got fired who knows, but when she left we got subs after subs then they stopped coming towards the end of the school year we didn’t have a math teacher so they closed and locked the math door and we didn’t go to that class. So when I got to high school I didn’t know as much as the other kids. I felt like I wasn’t good enough like the other kids.”