In chapter 14 of "To Kill a Mockingbird" what is something that Atticus and Aunt Alexandra disagree about?

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After Alexandra finds out the Scout and Jem went to Calpurnia's church, she is pretty upset.  She also thinks that Scout is out-of-control, and needs some better influences in her life.  So, she tells Atticus a couple things that he doesn't like.  First of all, she says of Calpurnia, "We don't need her now."  Atticus does not like this and retorts with "I couldn't have gotten along without her all these years.  She's a faithful member of this family and you'll simply have to accept things the way they are."  Alexandra thinks that Calpurnia is one of the reasons that Scout is so "wild" and uncontrolled, but Atticus disagrees, saying that he thinks Cal did a great job bringing her up, because she didn't indulge her like many mothers would have.  This ends the argument, and Aunt Alexandra backs down, accepting things for what they are.

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