Middle School Blues, or The Mother as Sisyphus

Science, Spanish and Social Studies,
which were in a precarious state last week,
are now on the up and up: Glory be.
P.E. is an easy A, of course.
And that one, shining "Outstanding"
citizenship grade is a counterbalance
to the "Distracts others"
and "Not working up to potential".
But now we've got to deal with Algebra,
which is a crisis.
This kid is smart, so what gives?
Summon the tutors;
bring on the Kumon math center.
Let's push the stone up the hill again.