I feel sorry for Mercedes, having both uneducated parents and teachers. I can just imagine the lesson, Forrest Gump-style:
“We’re a gonna be mekking areselves an essay today y’all.
We gone write aboud whaa educashin ees umpordant.
and after classs ah’m inviding y’all roun to ma heyyouse fo yer dinner. Momma got the chicken on the table, eat all thu chicken you want – they’s a dying faster than we kin eat ‘em. Dey dun got poorly ahnd we gotta get plum thru dem afore health inspectorate comes a knockin’ on thuh porch.”
And the name Mercedes? Might as well name her “Beyond help”
It seems to me that Alysha may have dyslexia. She would probably need more time to complete her exam so she can go over her work and correct it rather than attend summer school. Sadly I think dyslexics seem to have had second arseholes ripped into them by ignorant morons on the Internet who use them as a vehicle to enhance their superiority complex.