The Moment That I Began To Hate Grades

“I just really need to get an A.”

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That was her only defense, not that there was much else she could have said. I had just caught her with her science notebook in her lap while she was supposed to be taking the chemistry unit test.

Up until that point I had believed her to be an excellent student — academic performance, effort, and character were all…