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VIDEO: High School student gives a lesson to his teacher

This kid nails it! Great example of the failure that is the public school system.


http://youtu.be/bQ2VAV3HYdU

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Follow-up Interview with Jeff Bliss


http://youtu.be/bKjqjpePhTc

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Public School

Was horrible for me. It was so boring I ended up sleeping, walking out of my class with red marks on my face asking people, "what happened?"

This kid feels exactly how I

This kid feels exactly how I did when I was in high school. Thank god there is the internet, the greatest learning tool in my opinion.

Internet is the classroom of the future.

Self-education kills indoctrination.

I spent my years in highschool learning nothing besides liking geometry because I got to draw something or art class. Everything else was all useless distorted garbage to program the status quo into the minds of the youth.

I spent almost $28K (Canadian) on a 2-year advertising design course at a Private school that I later learned is considered a joke in the advertising industry and got hired based solely on my potential. Everything I was "taught" I could have taught myself with the abundance of video tutorials and other design community resources online for FREE.

When I have kids, I will never expect or demand they got to college as long as they are already perusing something they love. Much like other things on paper these days a certificate or diploma is worthless unless you want to be a worker for the system.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

DISD: Quality Schools Means Quality... Teachers

[Emphasis mine] "The single most important influence on the quality of learning is the teacher, so Duncanville ISD commits great energy and resources to recruit, hire, develop and retain the most effective teachers.

Our teachers are charged with the responsibility to bring learning to life, so our staff has to be dedicated to providing a voice of inspiration to students, enthusiastic classroom participation, a strong network of support, and an environment of mutual trust and respect.

Since the inception of No Child Left Behind, 100% of our teaching staff has been classified as Highly Qualified. More than 63% of our teaching staff has been teaching for at least six or more years and nearly all of our teachers have participated in extensive training... that turn the classroom into an engaging learning platform." http://duncanvilleisd.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=238...

Sad, that handing out packets of information students read on their own before answering the included questions represents the teacher caliber NCLB considers "highly qualified" and that the school is so proud of. BUT...

I would like to say a word in the teacher's defense. Assuming she acquired her B.A. in the last 30 years at an in-state or private college, i.e., a four-year program in so-called teacher education, making an investment of $100,000 to $300,000 - I can just about guarantee SHE WAS POORLY TRAINED.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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The single most important influence on learning (quality or any other aspect) is.....parental involvement.

I quoted what **that boy's school** had on its website re

teachers - what THE SCHOOL claims to both believe and represent - to compare it with the caliber of teaching that was actually the norm in that classroom, according to the student: being given packets of information to read.

And not to demean the role of parents, especially during their most formative early years, but if children attend a public or private school, once children are in school (seven hours/day, five days per week, 9-10 months per year), it's teachers, not parents, who are in charge of what learning takes place or not during that time (often more time than parents spend with their children per day) and the quality of that experience.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Get your kids out of public schools

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He must be one of those kids forced out of home school

Or from a really different school district.

Run Yo

Get out of that prison training center NOW! They will do everything they can to "fix" that problem you have that some might call thinking critically.

glad to see some are slipping through the cracks and retaining their ability to think critically.

Good work Teachers unions - now please take a long walk off a short pier.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Kudos

to this young man and his parents. I love his attitude and wish there were far more like him. He (and they) are our future!
Power to you young man, I hope you go far.

Cyril's picture

He will.

"Power to you young man, I hope you go far."

He will.

Very likely.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius