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English Reading Practice – Freedom of Thought

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Madeline finishes her exam with a sigh. She it in and walks out of the classroom.

Her friend Abe says her, "Why sad? Did your test not go ?"

Madeline smiles, "No, It is that. I just know that my to the essay question does not the professor's answer."

Abe confused. "Well, if you know what answer the wants, why not just give it to him?"

Madeline sadly, " I do not agree with him. I could not myself to write something I do not believe. Do not , my theory has plenty of to support it. My essay good. My answer is . It is just a answer than the one he teaches."

Abe . "Oh, I think I understand. I am just surprised that you a bad grade to stand up for your idea."

Madeline smiles again, "I know, , right?"

A few days later, the professor the exams back to the students. Madeline is to see an A on her test.

After class, she her professor. "Thank you for the ," she says.

He smiles, " do not have to thank me. You earn your , and your work deserves an A."

"Okay," she says, "I am surprised. I that my answer to the essay question does not match your ."

"True," he agrees, " you have the right to your own ideas. You have of thought. Trust me – your work an A, even if we disagree on everything!"

"Wow, thanks," Madeline says and walks , happy and determined to always stand for her ideas.