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When Will They Ever Learn?

I am sitting at my desk with my online grade book open. D-Boy walks behind me and peers at the monitor.

“Hey!” he yelps. “Why did you give me a C?”

“I didn’t give you anything,” I reply.

“Yeah, you did,” he says. “You’re the one with the keyboard.” (Irrefutable logic, right?)

I laugh and say, “What goes in the grade book is what you earn. If you do C work, you get a C. If you do A work, you get an A. If you don’t do any work at all, then your grade goes in the toilet.”

And somewhere in my brain the refrain of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” starts playing:

When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?