Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 17


Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 25, 1976 on NBC

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  • There is no doubt about Miss Beadle's excellence as a teacher, but when she has trouble controlling some of the older, bigger boys in the school, the Board decide to replace her with a male teacher instead.

    It's very hard to teach when several of your older male students are deliberately being disruptive, as Miss Beadle soon finds out, to her cost. When it is found that some of the bigger boys are out of control, the School Board, regretfully, decide that Miss Beadle will have to be replaced by a male teacher who will be able to deal with the issue.

    Mr. Applewood turns out to be a very strict disciplinarian indeed. Even young Laura finds herself getting into trouble for minor infractions of the rules. When Charles finds out, he approaches the teacher, who manages to smooth it all over, and, as a result, will not listen when Laura says that things haven't changed. Mr. Applewood, however, soon oversteps the mark completely and it isn't long before Miss Beadle is reinstated.