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The cake was great and the icecream was delicious, but deep down inside, he knew that some day his parents would discover that 'f' wasn't for 'fantastic', and then none of it would be worth it.
"It seems as if I forgot history and I'm doomed to repeat it."
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"Your butler, your father and I are concerned that with grades like these, you'll just end up being part of the 99%."
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"It wasn't until I started getting 'A's' in math that I even realized I was Asian."
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'I'd do better if she'd ask questions more closely matching my answers.'
"My grades may be low. But, on the bright side, so is my cholesterol."
'Evidently, studying isn't one of the tasks you perform when you're multitasking.'
"On the plus side, he's a disruptor."
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'Sure the grades are bad, but on the bright side I'm achieving consistency in my academic brand.'
"Rosalie—your poor performance this year has reduced your parents' investment in you by almost seventy per cent."
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'I would have had higher grades, but I donated them to charity.'
'I don't know whether these are good grades or not. The teacher calls them unique.'
"What did you expect from a failing education system?"
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"I'm too busy going to college to study."
'My teacher sends report cards as PDF attachments. Luckily, my parents have no idea how to open computer files.'
'Whenever I get a good test grade I show it to my mother. Whenever I get a bad test grade, I show it to my grandma.'
'Look, quit making excuses. You're in kindergarten now. If you ever hope to see grade one, you gotta buckle down.'
"I messed up a couple of quizzes but I didn't think that rose to the level of an 'F'."
'Sorry I didn't do better in computer science. My teacher wanted to send you my report card over the Internet, but I told her you think computers are a fad.'
"Someday I'll hire lots of smart people to work for me."
'Hey - don't blame ME...it's YOUR D.N.A.'
"I'm the victim of negative advertising."
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"What did you expect from a failing educational system?"
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'I don't think it was a very productive year for Ms. Read. We learned to use all twenty six letters, and she only learned to use the 'C'.'
'Just tell him you mind your teacher and do your lessons. You don't have to prove it.'