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Your fourteen year old son, Monroe, is still subject to spanking if needed. Monroe is in eighth grade and is typically an average to above average student who behaves well in school. This school year Monroe struggled with his Science class. He failed the first grading period. A discussion with the teacher showed that Monroe was participating and turning in assignments; it just seemed he wasn't grasping the material. The teacher felt Monroe would eventually be able to catch on especially since he was participating and trying to do the assignments. Mid-way through the second grading period Monroe's Science teacher called you and said Monroe would fail the second grading period as well. Again, Monroe seemed to be trying but couldn't grasp the material. The teacher was willing to move Monroe to another teacher's section but that would have involved rearranging Monroe's entire school schedule. The teacher suggested a tutor. Monroe worked with the tutor and began to comprehend the material. He did not fail the third grading period and showed improvement but his grade was still low.
Earlier this week, Monroe's Science teacher called you. He explained that Monroe was doing better and improvement was seen but the lower grades from the first part of the school year would greatly impact his overall average for the year. He said Monroe would pass, but barely. The Science teacher has a plan. The teacher suggests that Monroe enter a project into the school's Science fair. The teacher says he will offer Monroe enough extra credit for entering the fair to raise his grade at least one letter. (Participation in the fair is voluntary.) You are told that if the project is very well done that Monroe might even be able to raise his grade by two letters. The teacher tells you he will send a list of suggested project topics home with Monroe.