Any kid can grow up to be president. Just look at their report cards. Lyndon Johnson got a D in his third-grade grammar class. John Kennedy scored a 55 in eighth-grade Latin. George H.W. Bush’s high school transcript shows marks in the 60s and 70s for many classes.
The youthful days of presidents are the subject of “School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents,” an exhibit at the National Archives.
Through their own accounts, the cursive script of their early writings, report cards, playbills and photographs, the exhibit highlights just how normal most of them were in their youth.