Math Classes

A young boy in fourth grade was having a terrible time with his mathematics.
 His parents worked with him night after night but there was no improvement.  
His math marks were dismal.  In desperation, his parents decided to transfer 
their son to a new school.  They decided to try the Catholic school system but 
not until after they had given the matter serious consideration as both parents 
were not religious.  After checking around and finding the school seemed to have
a good academic record, they reluctantly enrolled their son in the Catholic 
Immediately the boy's math marks soared.  He went from a failing grade to 
beconimg an "A" student.  His parents were surprised at the change.
One night over dinner, they asked their son about his improvement.  "Was it 
better teaching?" they asked.  The boy said,  "No, the teachers are about the 
"Was it a different text book?"  Again the boy said,  "No, it's the same text 
Finally, they asked their son why he thought he had made such a dramatic 
improvement.  The boy said, "The first day I went to school I knew they took 
their math seriously.  I knew I"d better do well or there would be serious 
The parents asked what made him realize the school took math so seriously. The 
boy answered, "The first thing I saw when I went into the classroom was a statue
of some guy nailed to a plus sign."