Chapter two begins with Scout describing how much she had looked forward to the beginning of school. Dill has returned home to his family and Scout will now be joining Jem at school and she is very excited. She describes climbing up into a treehouse the year before to use a telescope to spy on the children and learn everything she could about the school and what kids did there.
Then she gets to school and meets her teacher Miss Caroline. Miss Caroline starts off on the wrong foot when she tells the class she is from North Alabama, which Scout tells the reader is a place where people of no background are from. This is not a good sign.
Things quickly deteriorate when Miss Caroline tells Scout that her father ought to stop teaching her things because he will likely do it wrong and she quickly finds that school is not a place where she is going to have the fun that she imagined.