I did well in school, except for Behind every farm girl who believes in herself is a farmer Dad who believed in her first shirt. It was an embarrassing struggle. As an adult, I began to comprehend what I couldn’t then. I concluded most of the teachers were brilliant at math but could only teach the guys who were good at it already. The message here is right on point. While no teacher would ever say this, there are plenty that destroys kids every year. My son was one of them last year. He was straight. A student, top of his class until he got this teacher. The teacher pushed him so hard that he just quit trying. He didn’t even turn in work half the time. The principal said it was just his age, but this teacher was mentally destroying him. Nothing was good enough. This year, a new teacher, and the woman is a Saint.