Ed shows up in the gymnasium and the Coach says, "The chickens have come home to roost!" and calls him Earl Stevens. Ed corrects him on the name. Coach remembers him as a sucky basketball player and wants to know what Ed wants, but in a fairly nice way. Ed's there to talk about Clark. Coach says Clark's a good kid, bright student, blah blah blah. Ed says he got the impression that the Coach didn't like Clark, and Coach gets defensive, saying "What? The big dumb coach can't like the smart kid?" Ed tells the Coach that if Clark gets a D in P.E., it's gonna screw up any chance he had of getting a scholarship to college. You can't penalize the kid for life like that. After all, he's shown up for class every day -- shouldn't that count for something? Coach says Clark's going to get the grade he deserves. Being there every day counts for something, but the Coach wants Ed to answer a question: What if a kid shows up for math class every day and tries his best but at exam time, he gets every question wrong? Should that kid get a B because he tried? Ed says they're two different things and that some kids just aren't cut out to do chin-ups. Coach agrees and says some kids aren't cut out for math class...it's a cold, cruel world we live in, and some of life's biggest lessons are best when taught early. Coach tells Ed that he's given this whole deal a lot more thought than Ed has...aaaand his new friend Carol Vessey. Ed's left tongue-tied and stupid by Coach's reasonable defense.
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