Roland and Ronald Woodfolk

Jefferson Elementary, Venable Elementary, Burley High School, Lane High School

ROLAND W:  I don’t know.  I had an English teacher and until my last grading period, I couldn’t get above a C-plus.  Handed all my paperwork in time, go good grades on tests.  So one day I asked him, I says, you know what, Mr. so-and-so, I said, “This subject is the only one keeping me off the honor roll,” cause at Lane, you had to have all As and Bs, you couldn’t have an average, a B average to be on the honor roll, you had to have all As and Bs.  I had all As and Bs, and a C-plus.  So I asked him how come, I said, “You know, you’re keeping me off the honor roll.” And so the last grading period, I got a B or B-minus, I don’t know, I made the honor roll, which I thought I should have been making the honor roll that whole year.  Now I can’t say what his reasoning was for my grade. I just know, I’m always taught, you do the work, you put in the time, you should get the grade that was beholden to your effort.  And I felt that my efforts was greater than a C-plus.  So, but you know, I can’t say what his motive was, or even if he had one, I don’t know.  But I know I got a higher grade after I had a talk with him, so.