In a message dated 11/19/2002 10:04:46 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> The recent posts on kids asking this question has prompted me to send you
> all a poem that was published a few years ago in the Greensboro News and
> Record(1997). I do not know the author. I include it with my list of
> expectations at the beginning of every year.
Many thanks for this wonderful poem. It expresses perfectly what I try to
explain to my teenage son. Just recently he had an assignment for his Honor's
History class. He did a terrific PowerPoint presentation but when it came to
the written assignment he did a page and a half, which met the expectations
of "anywhere from one page to three pages." I tried to tell him that it was
not his best effort but he said "It's good enough." I am printing this out
for him tonight. You have done a great service. I will forward it on to all
my teacher friends.
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