To Kill a Mockingbird

5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 1 - 5

5. Why does Miss Caroline not want Scout's father to teach her to read?

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For whatever reason, she does not want Scout to succeed over the other students. She becomes so angry that Scout has learned to read that she hits her hand with a ruler. When Scout tells her father, they agree he will still teach her only if she keeps quiet.