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In "To Kill a Mockingbird" what does Scout learn from Calpurnia's account of Zeebo's education?

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Calpurnia explains to Jem and Scout that "There wasn't a school even when [Zeebo] was a boy," and mentions that it was she that "made him learn, though."  She taught him how to read; that she herself could read was unusual.  She said that she was taught by "Miss Maudie Atkinson's aunt, old Miss Buford."  When Calpurnia taught Zeebo to read, he was older; he "had half-grown children".  How she taught him was that she "made him get a page of the Bible every day" and then used a book that their grandaddy Finch had given to her years ago, and taught him to read using both of those sources.  So, through Calpurnia's tutelage, Zeebo learned how to read.

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Calpurnia explains to Jem and Scout that "There wasn't a school even when [Zeebo] was a boy," and mentions that it was she that "made him learn, though."  She taught him how to read; that she herself could read was unusual.  She said that she was taught by "Miss Maudie Atkinson's aunt, old Miss Buford."  When Calpurnia taught Zeebo to read, he was older; he "had half-grown children".  How she taught him was that she "made him get a page of the Bible every day" and then used a book that their grandaddy Finch had given to her years ago, and taught him to read using both of those sources.  So, through Calpurnia's tutelage, Zeebo learned how to read.

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Calpurnia tells them how when Zeebo was a boy, there was no school, but she wanted him to be different and she taught him herself. When she taught him to read he was already older and had children but she made him read part of the Bible every day. Because of the change Calpurnia wanted to bring, he was able to read. 

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