The speaker is a 34-year-old White man with a college education from Ridgway, Pennsylvania; he was recorded in 1968.
|Inf: Well, I am going to have thirty-six of them this year, and they vary from a high IQ to a very low IQ. None of them are, are really bad, a lot of them could be better than they are. Most of them won???t do what they should. But it???s going to be a good year, I hope.
FW: What about-, how about any discipline problems?
Inf: I don???t have any discipline problems. They usually are pretty good for me. They don???t act up. Once in a while they get out of hand, but after all, I think this is a normal boyhood tendency, and I don???t mind too much, as long as they don???t carry on continually.
FW: Would, uh, have you had problems in the past with any?
Inf: No. No, I had emotional children. And they gave me a lot of problems, but nothing you couldn???t handle. I don???t think. I mean [FW: coughs], I don???t know whether I handled it well, but at least I handled it.
FW: With, uh, do you send them, like, is the principal over you?
Inf: Yes. But actually, all she does is, she doesn???t supervise and she never comes down, and you don???t h-, if you have any problems, you can send a kid up if you want to, but I like to, I would rather prefer to handle the problems in my own room in my own way. ???Cause it, it???s like a father, you know, if he says, ???Well, I-,??? or rather the mother. If she says, ???Oh, wait till your father comes home, he???s going to give you a spanking,??? why, you think, she defeats her own purpose. You have to catch the kid doing it and then when he???s doing it, correct him, and then forget about it.