I hate that saying. No, it is not true. Nope, nope, nope. Yet I see it on so many teachers' doors, blogs, etc. "Genius" is a legitimate classification. I don't care how mamby-pamby everyone gets a blue ribbon we've become as a society, it is just plain wrong for teachers to say this. And even worse for them to believe it. It is almost as bad as "you can be anything you want to be" crap. Why do teachers insist on lying to their students like this? Lying to themselves? What good does telling these lies do? A temporary boost in self-esteem? Hope for something that will not be?