Charles: (about Laura, during school board meeting) Mr. Applewood, why is my daughter failing?
Mr. Applewood: Mr. Ingalls, I hardly think this is the time or place to go into your daughter's grades.
Charles: But there must be a reason.
Mr. Applewood: Yes. Some children just do not do as well as others.
Charles: I have a portfolio here from Ms. Beadle with some papers and a progress report on my daughter. Would you look at it, please?
Mr. Applewood: I see no need. I'm only concerned with how your daughter has done since I've been her teacher.
Charles: Well, so am I, Mr. Applewood, very concerned, because I'm just trying to figure out how my little girl could go from above average grades to failure.