I was invited to attend SS following my sophomore year in high school. I had pretty much given up on Algebra II by October of the previous year, but Algebra II did not give up on me. I passed, but it was recommended that I go to
Imagine being a teacher in a room filled with kids who scraped by, or even failed Algebra II, at the end of June, all of July and 1/2 way through August. Mrs Doris Saunders, a woman of with the patience of Job, drew this short straw and did her best to lead us lunkheads toward mathematical sufficiency. Something she did must have worked; at the end of the course she handed me a yellow card with my final grade marked as an "A," marking the one and only time I got a grade like that in any course involving numbers.
In life, there is no summer school, but sometimes we get sent back to the minor leagues. I found it interesting to note that light-hitting baseball catcher J.P. Arencibia, whom the Toronto Blue Jays had no interesting in having play for them in 2014 after he hit .194 in 2013, was signed by the Texas Rangers and was not hitting much better (.233) this year before being sent to play for the Round Rock Express of the AAA minor leagues.
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J.P, you've been sent to summer school, and it would be better for you to attend class every day. Go get an A and get out of AAA!