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Posted 5/9/13 , edited 5/9/13
I am not sure if this has been posted already and am unaware if this is a duplicate.

It is a pretty viral video, so..

Anyways, what are your thoughts on this?

"Jeff Bliss, a High School student gives a lesson to his teacher at Duncanville"

The original video where Bliss speaks up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ2VAV3HYdU

The interview with Bliss.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ2VAV3HYdU

Posted 5/9/13
Some teachers need this.
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It doesn't seem like he's willing to put time into his work and self study for his packets, but the teacher also doesn't seem that she is willing to teach thoroughly.

I think they're both at fault

also if he's confused about the material, why not ask the teacher questions?
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Posted 5/9/13
This guy is badass. I hope he gets somewhere in life.
Posted 5/9/13
Go him.
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Posted 5/9/13

pandrasb wrote:

It doesn't seem like he's willing to put time into his work and self study for his packets, but the teacher also doesn't seem that she is willing to teach thoroughly.

I think they're both at fault

also if he's confused about the material, why not ask the teacher questions?


I agree, they, the students and the teacher, are probably both at fault.
One; students do not care, two; teacher doesn't care.
I've been in classrooms like that, all I did was text, I even started bringing my PSP and just did the packets at home.
Easiest A in my life. Probably easiest paycheck for the teacher as well.
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DAMN.
Jesus, I can't even tell you how many teachers I have had that just give me a simple packet, or expect me to interpret lessons from a text book. Sometimes, it's just vague, and the teacher is there to explain it to the class, "go over it" with us. Not just sit behind a desk, and expect us to know. He was quite respectful about the way he handed her ass to her.
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takes two to tango

Posted 5/9/13

pandrasb wrote:

It doesn't seem like he's willing to put time into his work and self study for his packets


I think you ought to look into more sources.

http://austinist.com/2013/05/09/watch_student_schools_his_teacher_i.php

http://gawker.com/hero-student-goes-off-on-bad-teacher-after-getting-kick-496791676

http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/no-disciplinary-action-against-duncanville-student-whose-video-went-viral.html/

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22201163/duncanville-students-teacher-rant-goes-viral

The following exert is taken from the Fox news site:


Bliss backs up his outburst with his past because he dropped out of high school after his freshman year. He later returned and said he takes his schoolwork seriously. He asks that his teachers do the same.


And regarding self study, he made a point on that. Why should the teachers receive credibility for "educating" us if they have not done so? I've had a fair share of incompetent teachers and ended up self studying to barely pass the class. I've spent my own free time for extra lessons (not by the same teachers) and in the end they receive credit for my hard work. Honestly, the education system is flawed.
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Posted 5/9/13
I'd like to hear her side of the story before making any assumptions... then again she is fat. I'd probably just make Jabba the Hutt impressions of her like I did in high school.
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Some teachers deserve this kind of publicity. But then again, I've been in classes where kids would storm out ranting, but it would be because they are the stupid ones. This kid seems like he knows what he is talking about.
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I know that there is probably more to this but I gotta say that I don't blame him. The highschool I went to would do the same thing, we'd sit down every day be given some worksheet and have little if any lecture or discussion about it. One of my teachers would even sit at his desk watching the simpsons every day as we were told to read the textbook.
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Hmph. If only there were people like that when I was in Highschool
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Posted 5/9/13

AsuraCryin wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

It doesn't seem like he's willing to put time into his work and self study for his packets


I think you ought to look into more sources.

http://austinist.com/2013/05/09/watch_student_schools_his_teacher_i.php

http://gawker.com/hero-student-goes-off-on-bad-teacher-after-getting-kick-496791676

http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/no-disciplinary-action-against-duncanville-student-whose-video-went-viral.html/

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22201163/duncanville-students-teacher-rant-goes-viral

The following exert is taken from the Fox news site:


Bliss backs up his outburst with his past because he dropped out of high school after his freshman year. He later returned and said he takes his schoolwork seriously. He asks that his teachers do the same.


And regarding self study, he made a point on that. Why should the teachers receive credibility for "educating" us if they have not done so? I've had a fair share of incompetent teachers and ended up self studying to barely pass the class. I've spent my own free time for extra lessons (not by the same teachers) and in the end they receive credit for my hard work. Honestly, the education system is flawed.



Oh I most definitely agree that the system is flawed, but its our institutionalization and bureaucracy that are at the heart of the problem, when a persons qualities aren't seen. When did we go from a person to a number on a piece of paper.

A man once read his own obituary in the news paper and went to clear up the situation at the social security offices, they didn't believe he was alive because the computers told them he was dead.
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Posted 5/9/13 , edited 5/9/13
Teachers should be more like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yHaYFiNv_8
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At uni we have a guy who takes every opportunity to argue with the lecturers, any time he puts his hand up you can tell everyone in the room wants to beat him with a blunt object.
Most of the time it is utterly useless vague questions that do not cover the course material and unless you specialise heavily in that field you probably could not answer off the top of your head.
He is not the most popular guy on our course.
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