Student lectures teacher on how to do her job; rant goes viral
Story by Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor - email
(MASHABLE) - What began as an outburst in class is now making the rounds online. Video of a student reprimanding his teacher for her allegedly poor teaching methods has gone viral.
Several versions of the cell-phone video, which each have garnered hundreds of comments and thousands of likes since being uploaded to YouTube Wednesday, identify the school as Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas.
In an impassioned speech, the student criticizes his teacher for "handing them a frickin' packet" instead of providing "face-to-face" lessons.
"I'm telling you what you need to do. You want kids to come into your class, you want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here, you gotta make them excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better? You gotta touch his frickin' heart. Can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him," he says, as the teacher repeatedly tells him to leave the class.
"You've got to take this job serious. This is the future of this nation. And when you come in here like you did last time and make a statement about, 'Oh this is my paycheck,' indeed it is. But this is my country's future, and my education."
Many online commenters support the student's views, with some condemning the teacher for her "immature" response.
Duncanville High School did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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