Student: I get treated differently in school because I'm more intelligent than most of the students [he's absurdly smart]. They make me help the other kids who don't understand what they're doing. And then sometimes the other kids ditch us for gym while we're in advanced math. THAT'S injustice.
We had a talk about what injustice actually is, and that the fact that he's in an advanced math class is a privilege, despite having seemingly negative consequences for him...
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.