The day my 11th graders began The Catcher in the Rye, Duane* said, “Man, this book is so boring. And what’s he got to complain about? Why we gotta read about this whiny rich white dude?”
“What’s he getting kicked out of school for, anyway?” Gary asked.
“He’s failing most of his classes,” I said.
“You can’t get kicked out for failing!” More… “Failing to Learn”