I guess. And losing face. Mom fought hard to keep us kids out of "bonehead English". Mom was a speed reader with a BA degree. Grandpa was a reporter. fast typist and fast proofreader.
I know Dumb Douggy should have been forced into mainstream. The classes he was in kept discouraging him from trying what they "felt" was "beyond him". Not healthy nor natural. Now, we have a 19 year old who knows Nothing, tries Nothing new, did not even learn to write in school (a female babysitter taught him and now writes in Cursive, Only, like a Girl-!) He makes constant excuses for his lacks. He Isn't Stupid; he is dull normal. Managed to get a driver's license, can dress himself. . But, the system taught him to Manipulate; he leaves crap Everywhere, will Not clean, so You have to.