I Just Want To Be Average Summary

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In the book “I just want to be average” by Mike Rose, Mr. Rose tells the story about his lack of education growing up and how he was put into a lower class of scholars. The program that Rose was enrolled in was the Vocational Track [2], through his own words this was a “dumping ground for the disaffected [3]”. Rose was placed in the vocational track through an accident because he had the same last name of another student. He enjoyed that type of learning environment because not much was expected from him. The other students that were also in the vocational track were said to be the slackers or the slow students. However through the years one student’s answers in a classroom discussion stuck with him even to this day. That students name was
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