Agree or disagree with the following statement. Support your answer with reference to the text. "Pa will change his behavior as a result of his day at school"
Use one of the thinking skills from the list below:
Distinguishing different perspectives
Explaining cause and effect
Comparing and contrasting
Pa goes to school with Dave because he is angry and feels Professor Herbert is out of place. He doesn't agree with the educational activities and techniques being used at the school and doesn't agree with Dave's punishment for breaking the cherry tree. His intention is to "look into bug larnin', frog larnin', lizard and snake larnin', and breakin' down cherry trees!"
Upon arriving at the school and beginning to talk with Professor Herbert, Pa is at first resistant - "I don't see what bugs has got to do with a high school!" - but becomes curious and willing to learn.
I want to see th' germs off'n my teeth. I jist want to see a germ. I've never seen one in my life. 'Seein' is believin',' Pap allus told me.
Pa open to new ideas and new ways of doing things once he comes to understand the reasons for the changes. His perspective toward the school and the Professor's methods changes, and he comes away from his visit with a new respect for the Professor and the education Dave is getting.