I WAS A MUTANT STUDENT
(The Lessons I Have Learned)
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K. Brown II
were bedazzled by my youthful maturity. They decided to insure my precocious
instincts with a staunch education. They were concerned that I might one
day put on Airs, so even before I went to school, my mother would not
allow me to play with a basketball, or any ball for that matter. My parents
were into corporeal education, yet they filled my mind with nothing but
ideas. Every day I was assigned twenty vocabulary words. I was made to
look up each word in the dictionary, write down the definition, then rewrite
the word and the definition five times--each with a different sentence.
I got into the first grade, my teacher sent my parents a letter stating
that I should be placed in remedial classes. Infuriated, my parents questioned
the teacher's credentials. In a meeting, the teacher stood firm with her
declaration, "Your son, in comparison to the other students, is not able
to keep pace. Yes, he speaks very well and has an accomplished vocabulary,
but when I am conducting the lesson the students are able to absorb the
material almost immediately. Your son is not like the others; he has to
have things repeated to him--sometimes as much as five times!
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