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Bill Cosby

Elementary school


Cosby attends Mary Channing Wister Elementary School and his activity in performing in school plays and in sports. His mother’s old high school friend, Mary B. Forchic, is one of his teachers there. Together the pair make a plan for Cosby’s academic performance:

My mother, upon meeting her and having not seen her since high school, told her to make sure to get me…I performed from failing to outstanding in everything but she wrote in the report card, ‘I’m just afraid, as William moves to the seventh grade that he will not be monitored and will then fall back on his old habits.’ And I did.