Written by Art Baer and Ben Joelson
Produced by Mel Swope
Directed by Roger Dochowny
Original Air Date: February 23, 1974

Laurie Partridge is appointed student-teacher of Mss Halstead's 7th grade English class, which includes her brother, Danny.

Danny takes an apple to school for his new teacher, but after experiencing Laurie's strictness, he eats it himself. Laurie is concerned when Miss Halstead informs her that unless Danny does better he'll have to repeat the class in summer school -- and the Partridges are scheduled for a European summer tour. But, in Laurie's harsh judgement, Danny's grades do not improve, despite the fact that he submits a piece of work that actually had been written by Ernest Hemingway at a time when Hemingway was a high school student. It's not until Laurie is shown a video tape of her overly strict approach to teaching, that she realizes that she was overcompensating so as to not look like she was favoring her brother.

"I Wouldn't Put Nothin' Over On You," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell, Danny Janssen, and Bobby Hart (on Bulletin Board)
"Working On A Groovy Thing," music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Chet Atkins (unreleased on commercial LP) (Screen Gems Volume 9)

Guest Cast:
Mrs. Halstead -------------------------------------------- Maxine Stuart
Punky Lazaar -------------------------------------------- Gary Dubin
Nancy ---------------------------------------------------- April Flesher

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