A Wonderful Teacher is the second part of the nineteenth chapter of Wayside School is Falling Down.


Allison meets three other students of Miss Zarves's classroom: a grown woman named Virginia, a teenage boy named Nick, and a slightly younger boy named Ray (Bebe's made-up brother). None of these three remember where they originally came from but don't care since Miss Zarves gives A's no matter which answers are right or wrong. Allison soon starts forgetting her own origins while the teacher provides an extremely difficult assignment of writing down numbers from zero to one million and then alphabetizing them. During a two-minute break, Allison meets Mark Miller, who – in a twist of his counterpart in Mrs. Jewls's class – is often called Benjamin Nushmutt.