The Question and Answer section for Flowers for Algernon is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think Alice Kinnian, his teacher, feels there is more to Charlie than people expect. She sees potential and honestly wants to help him. She is impressed by his work ethic and motivation.
Dr. Strauss thinks Charlie will make a good subject because he's motivated.
Dr Strauss said I had something that was very good. He said I had a good motor-vation. I never even knowed I had that. I felt good when he said not everbody with an eye-Q...
Are you referring to progress report 2?