Oh that just breaks my heart, picturing little 9 year old you facing that woman. I used to teach 5th grade and I remember how difficult it was to figure out how to keep the top students challenged while trying to ensure most of the class could even perform at grade level. It might be the reason I only did it for 2 years. One thing I’m SURE of is that I never put that on my kids. Mainly because it never occurred to me to BLAME them for being smart. I can’t even comprehend that mindset.

I’m so sorry. ☹ it’s just wrong. Thank you for your input.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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