Ok, you guys brought up Catholic Schools...
The young man excelled at everythign in school Straight A's all the way EXCEPT For Arithmetic and Math where he was struggling to get a "D".. The problem was he simply was not applying himself.
They tried many schools, several incentives and nothing worked,, Finally they enrolled him in a Catholic school and wonder of Wonders A's in Math, Suddenly he was a 4.0 student across the board.
They ask him why, Were the nuns that much better at teaching (NO)
Was there some kind of incentive program (NO)
Well when I walked in on the first day and say that guy nailed to the giant PLUS sign I knew they were SERIOUS about math!!!!
Home is where I park it!