Scout's teacher criticizes Atticus's teaching

“Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.”
I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2. Scout’s first grade teacher Miss Caroline shows her prejudice towards her pupil when she makes Scout feel bad about being able to read. “Now you tell your father not to teach you any more”, she says. This is small-minded and hypocritical for an educator. Scout should be proud of her ability at such a young age.