Mr. Scoggins is one of Kim's teachers her first year at Harrison Prep. He is intent on teaching his students about current events and instructs them to either read their parents' newspapers or speak to their parents about current news. He seems unable to grasp that Kim can't afford newspapers and fails his assignments and quizzes because of this, though he does allow her to make up her failing grade at the end of the term.
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...and is merciless and cruel. In classes, Kim still struggles to keep up, especially in Mr. Scoggins 's class. He doesn't understand why Kim can't watch the news every night or read... (full context)