What Will You Do With Your Grubby Kitten??

“Well, what are you gonna do with yours?” Brian retorted. “It’s the same thing. You know why I hate this school? Because they don’t give us anything to do! I’m bored out of my skull here! And it’s my own damn fault for being so dumb that I can’t pass a test!”

Brian was speaking fast now, his angry words tumbling over each other as he tried to express all that had been bottled up inside him for months. “I’ve got three tests tomorrow and none of them interest me at all because nothing ever happens in class! All the teachers say is ‘okay’ or ‘good job’ but there is no incentive whatsoever for kids like me to try harder than anyone else around here.” He paused for breath and glanced sidelong at Peter who sat silently beside him on the couch. “That’s another reason why we should get rid of standardized tests altogether,” said Brian determinedly. “They’re just stupid anyway!” The words hardly seemed possible coming from him, but then again maybe it wasn’t surprising considering how much he hated every minute spent at Stoneybrook School where he lived these days. If only Mr Franklin would let them have weapons or something real worth fighting about! That might give everyone something useful to do instead of studying forever…