margie thought it was better before because they didn't just stay in their house.i know this because on pg. 772 "margie was thinking about how the kids must have loved it in the old day.she was thinking about the fun they had".
Margie thought that the the teahers taght them at their house. I know this because on pg 750 to 751 it says "sure they had a teacher but it wasn't a regular teacher it was a man.well he told the boys and girls things and gave them homework and asked them questions
Margie wishes she went to the school in the book.i know this because on pg 725 it says "she was thinking about the old schools they had when her grandfathers grandfathers was a little boy. all he kids from the neghborhood came laghing and shouting together."