And for the love of $diety, admit that not everyone is a morning person.
Now if you will excuse me, the Master and Mistress of the house have determined that it it time for a lap and attention.
* Boredom with the presentation of the materials
* Having to work for the family (or otherwise) after school so that they cannot keep up with the (usually high) level of homework per class
* Realizing that getting straight "A" grades makes them a target for bullying and ostracism
* Difficulty with the presentation of the material (for one example, see the common complaints of Common Core)
* Over or under treated ADHD or similar conditions
* Parents who do not support and encourage scholastic achievement (for example the athletics are everything parents mentioned elsewhere)
These are just a few of the factors that go into the grade the student receives as their overall GPA. Curves, weighting of classes, non-grade (pass/fail) classes, and many other things can lead to a "C" GPA without indicating anything about the student's personal ability to focus and learn.
The social problem is the same as many industries. A few high profile practitioners draw the majority of the public attention and thus are viewed as the exemplars of the industry as a whole. The average person builds their understanding of what you do based on those exemplars and the wildly inaccurate portrayals of the media. By doing so, they never get to see the real workings of what you do. In many cases, they do not have any desire to learn the truth, and would prefer to just stand comfortably in their beliefs.
From that perspective, lawyers spend all of their time in front of a judge and/or jury, arguing whatever will best benefit their client, in as dramatic a manner possible, with little regard for truth and law. Programmers sit in front of computers eating chips and drinking sodas and miraculously code up a complete application in hours (or minutes if it is a crime drama). Juries are all composed or rational, well dressed middle class Americans. The reality is that your profession, like many others, consists of up to eighty percent knowledge and routine work with only a few or no media friendly, exciting moments. Most judges would throw a lawyer who acted like those on television and in movies out of the court and move for them to be disbarred.
So having said all of that, I for one would like to thank you and the other hard working, honest lawyers for the good things you do on a daily basis. Thanks to you, mortgages are completed properly, disputes between neighbors can be settled without a court (or violence), contracts are detailed and accurate, and day to day business continues.
Your purchase history is known by every company you regularly purchase from (unless you always use unmarked cash). It is also known by your bank, and others those companies share it with.
Marriages are public record. Arrests are public record unless sealed by a judge.
It's Russian roulette with patents.