Little Marc, who was Jewish, was failing math. His parents tried everything: Tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning centers...and nothing helped. As a last resort, someone told them to try a Catholic school. "Those nuns are tough," they said.
Marc was soon enrolled at St. Mary's. After school on the very first day, Marc ran through the door and straight to his room, without even kissing his mother hello.
He started studying furiously...books and papers spread out over his room. Right after dinner, he ran upstairs, without mentioning TV, and hit the books harder than before.
His parents were amazed!
This behavior continued for weeks....until report card day arrived. Marc quietly laid the envelope on the table, and went to his room.
With great trepidation, his mother opened the report.
Marc had gotten an A in math!
She ran up to his room; threw her arms around him; and asked, "Marc honey, how did this happen? Was it the nuns??
"No!", said Marc. "On the first day of school, when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren't fooling around."