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“He is certainly on the road to failure”: Read John Lennon’s 1956 school report card

I’ve taken home some pretty bad report cards in my time, and I remember vividly the kind of fear I felt as my parents broke the seals on those yellow envelopes. I can imagine that John Lennon and I are alike in this area.

In 1956, Lennon (aged 15) took home a pretty disgraceful report card, written by a bunch of teachers who didn’t really know what they were on about. Sounds familiar.

He has too many wrong ambitions and his energy is too often misplaced“: Read what John Lennon’s school teachers had to say about him at age 15.

Read some quotes from the report card below:

French teacher: “An intelligent boy who could be very much better with a little concentration in class.”

Math teacher: “He is certainly on the road to failure if this goes on.”

Physics teacher: “His work always lacks effort. He is content to ‘drift’ instead of using his abilities.”

Religion teacher: “Attitude in class most unsatisfactory.”

Headmaster: “He has too many wrong ambitions and his energy is too often misplaced.”

Via Open Culture. 

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December 18, 2018

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