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This student in Duncanville High School got tired of his “teacher” merely handing out packets, and decided to speak out. The teacher is completely apathetic, but you can hear the videographer says, “Square biz” at one point, which means, “This dude is on point!” Anyway, it is refreshing to see!

 

 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/kaye.h.cortez Kaye Hood Cortez

    Good for him!! He is right. Thank goodness someone got this on video or this might have been very bad for this young man. I hope the school district listens and he is not in trouble

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Mc-Donald/1205872108 Lee Mc Donald

      $5 says suspension for him & swept under rug.

      • ken

        That’s too sure a bet on your end. No thanks, lol.

      • Cynewulf

        He’s already been interviewed on the news and the public is behind him; I’d be more worried about the person who made the video.

  • http://www.kolopo.com/ KOLOPO.COM

    good man

    • http://www.facebook.com/ken.kennemur Ken Kennemur

      If you want to share porn images go to your favorites don’t force you nasty images on us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curt-Pangracs/1060785246 Curt Pangracs

    Awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.jobe.353 John Jobe

    It is good to see a student upset about the quality of education he feels he or she is getting. He makes a very strong point and I would be upset too. I think his frustration stayed bottled up too long and he just let it all out at once. There are definitely a few different ways he could have gone about it or maybe he already had and still nothing changed. We just don’t know. He and the majority of students are victims of the education system. One were teachers are not allowed to teach but just make sure the student passes the test to make the school district look good on a state and national level. Comparing the US with China as our goverment likes to do, they always say how much lower our student scores are. But what they don’t tell you is that only the ones whose parents can afford it get to go to school in China. So obviously they are goinng to look better as a whole in comparison to the US or any other nation where every child attends. The sad part is that our government has started this ” No Child Left Behind Act” that cripples teachers even more. I am sorry, but the majority of children with disabilities will never be capable of the learning at the capacity and speed of a normal child. They are going to be left behind or drag the rest of the students down with them. They need a classroom setting (like they use to have) that is geared for them to learn the things they can learn to function in society, be productive and give them self worth. If anything, they may need continued education past the age of 18 to help achieve this goal of independence. But please, law makers, to think that a mentally challenged child can sit in the same classroom as a child with normal or greater learning ability is only hampering the effect of giving our kids the opportunity of getting the most from their education.

    • Cynewulf

      I would like to commend you for writing an excellent comment. A couple of things: 1. “We just don’t know.” This is exactly right. From this snapshot, we really don’t know anything of this teacher, this class, the students in it, etc. Is this the class where kids who aren’t up to snuff go? Has the teacher given up on entertaining students because that didn’t work either and through trial and error has decided that this sad state of affairs is the best of many sad alternatives? Is she just following the school mandated curriculum here? Is this just a nice stunt pulled in detention? We don’t know. 2. “What they don’t tell you…” They also don’t tell you that our students at the upper end of the socio-economic ladder outscore their top students, and that it is our students from the lower socio-economic end that drag our scores down.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ken.kennemur Ken Kennemur

        If you are so sure its the bureaucracy, why don’t teachers strike about it. All I ever see is teachers striking for more money and more benefits .doesn’t look like your being all that honest. your argument looks more like an excuse.

        • Cynewulf

          Not sure where you’re from, but it’s illegal to strike in Florida, as it is in many states. Besides, I don’t belong to the union (I don’t think any part of union dues should be going to any political parties). The problem is you’re more willing to believe what’s in the news even though you’ll rail at those same lamestream news agencies than you are to believe someone who is actually involved in education. You want to take what happens in a few ultra blue cities in their ultra blue states and apply that to the profession as a whole. That’s your right, but it bears no resemblance to reality. I have no idea if that makes you dishonest.

  • 4everAmerican

    Good for him. I have 2 teens in high school, do you know how many times they have come home from school complaining about a teacher and what a lack of interest that teacher has in teaching. New this year in our district the teacher doesn’t even check the homework to see if the kids “getting it”/learning and the homework doesn’t count for grade at all. Instead they do “learning targets”, take tests to show what they’ve comprehended; and if they don’t all they have to do is a little more hw on their own and retake the test. My kids tell me half the kids in class don’t even do the homework, why bother since the teachers don’t care. They are dumbing down our kids more and more each year! It shows so much in my 6th grader he hates school all he says is its boring, teachers yell at all the kids for every little thing and doesn’t care because he says why should he if the teachers don’t. The teachers and administration at his school have become so complacent its sad. The saddest thing is these teachers know it doesn’t matter because they won’t be held accountable for the lack of a job they are doing, because they have job security through the unions.

    • Cynewulf

      It’s not the teachers. It’s the system. It’s society. It’s our culture.

      • 4everAmerican

        Oh I agree with everything you said, it is the system, society and our culture; but there are many teachers out there who should NOT be teaching. When you have a teacher who sits at their desk daily and just passes out packets (and my kids have those) or the teacher who clearly has no interest in teaching or the actual education of our kids – what about them? There is NO accountability for teachers, they have job security through the unions and they know it. Perfect example: my senior is A student in Nat’l Honor Society taking Physics this year…last tri she had a teacher who droned on, gave out packets without actually teaching anything and the tests he gave had nothing to do with what the kids “learned”, my daughter struggled and felt like she was failing. This tri she has a different teacher who actually teaches and makes the effort – she is getting an A in the class. So you tell me what can be done with the first teacher? He clearly has no interest in teaching, he’s just there for a paycheck until retirement and in the meantime kids come through his class not learning a thing! Just like at any job there should be accountability for the job you do – but there’s not! They know that as long as the union is there keeping their job for them why put the effort into doing a good one.

      • ken

        The problem is your evidence is anecdotal and comes from your own life as a professor. This problem exists as the overwhelming number of regular joes whose kids are attending school attest right here in these comments. We also attended school ourselves at one point, perhaps have been on the PTA, etc. To call ALL of us ignorant on the topic simply because we aren’t all professors is just one more problem with teachers like yourself.

        Get back to grading papers, BTW. How on earth do you have the time to respond to every freaking comment here.
        Do some real work and you’ll understand why people who do are upset at teachers.

        • Cynewulf

          What evidence that has been presented here, for either side, hasn’t been anecdotal (or a blanket claim with no evidence). This would include your “overwhelming number of regular joes.” There are not that many comments on here, and most of the people who commented came here because they saw something they agreed with. So, here’s something that is a little more than anecdotal, for whatever it’s worth: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/education/curious-grade-for-teachers-nearly-all-pass.html?ref=nyregion&_r=1&. Teacher evaluations were significantly intensified, and the results were the same. Your viewpoint is well represented in the article. Also, there’s this: http://dianeravitch.net/2013/07/04/reflections-on-the-purpose-of-education-and-the-manufactured-crisis/. Scroll down to see the PISA reading scores.

          BTW, I said that one commenter spoke in ignorance. I did not call him ignorant, and I certainly didn’t call all of you ignorant. Go back and read his comment if you care to. Granted, he spoke in hyperbole, I think, but reality is in stark contrast to his assertion.

          As to your last paragraph, most of my comments were written in a half hour time span; all of them were written at home while drinking coffee after a hard day’s work. I’ve done stints in an engineering firm as an inspector, as a painter painting office buildings, toll collector on the turnpike, and as a burger flipper/cashier in a fast food joint. Would any of those qualify as real work? People are upset at teachers because they have been told to be upset with teachers. Do a little research on the links between the media, business leaders, and “education reformers.” Most of these people are progressives. That should make you wonder.

          • ken

            You haven’t managed to persuade me as my daughter’s own school is filled with teachers who I believe should not be teaching. But I’ll give you this, you’re actually (seemingly) a real teacher who cares about the student’s education and that may not have been evident to me before as I’d assumed one so eager to defend teachers (and their awful unions?) was another on-the-dole jerk. So I truly appreciate now that your responses are serious and thoughtful though I just personally don’t find much to celebrate in the waste that is much of our education system. We agreed in our social contract that this was an important expense but I’d like to be getting more value for my dollar. (Sorry for poor grammar, spelling. I’m swiping this on my phone and can’t edit very well.)

          • Cynewulf

            Ken, thanks for the reply. If you’re in a school that is unlucky enough to have several teachers who are incompetent, I can see why I wouldn’t be able to persuade you. Personal experience trumps abstract data. I teach students with learning disabilities in an elementary school. Let me just say that your daughter is lucky to have a Dad that cares about her education. The majority of my students’ parents don’t come in for their IEP meetings. The neediest kids in the school in terms of academics, and they get little to zero support from their parents. There’s only so much a school system, whether it’s public, charter, or private, can do to counter that. What you see as an education system wasteland, I see as a cultural wasteland. When I was in elementary school, the worst problems were chewing gum in class and talking in class. Those are the least of our problems now.

            I assume you’re a conservative of sorts since we’re on the Blacksphere, so I’ll just ask you to keep an open mind and ask you to consider that if charter schools are the way to go, why are so many far left progressives, like Davis Gugenheim, in favor of them? Or the Common Core State Standards? Why do even solidly red states continue to allow curriculum and text books that support the views of the left? It’s not that I don’t think we can improve, it’s just that I have a deep distrust of progressives and now the Republicans that partner with them.

            I think if we want to improve, though, on the school end, there should be stricter admittance criteria into teaching colleges at our universities, and while I think there should be tenure (really due process, not tenure for life no matter what), I think it should be more difficult to get it. On the student/parent end, I’m not sure what can be done. That’s a cultural thing that will not be changed easily. The only thing we really can do is make sure we’re doing our own part for our own family and maybe encouraging the families around us to do the same.

            I don’t know how old your daughter is, but if you teach her to be curious, if she’s not already, and just as important, to follow up on her curiosity, that will go a long way to improving her education. With computers and the internet, information really is at our fingertips. Just these last couple of weeks I’ve learned an incredible amount about the laws involving self defense because of my interest in the Zimmerman trial.

            And teach her not to take the media’s word for anything at face value. The actual evidence and testimony, easily available to anyone on line) painted an entirely different picture than the one that was painted by the mainstream media, and so it was no shock to me when the verdict was what it was.

            Anyway, it’s late here, and I’m rambling. My best to you and yours.

  • Judy Fournerat

    More students need to stand up and ‘Demand’ to be taught! Bravo young man!

    • Cynewulf

      I agree. Sadly, you have to want to be taught before you can demand to be taught.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clay.williams.33633 Clay Williams

    Folks…there are no Teachers anymore…they are Paper Pushing “Administrators” who demand high pay for Low Quality Teaching!

    • Cynewulf

      Spoken in ignorance.

      • ken

        Hardly. You must be tenured.

        • Cynewulf

          Well, let’s look at his statement. “There are no Teachers anymore.” Are you agreeing with him that there is not a single real teacher out there anymore, that every single person out there filling in for what used to be a teacher is just a paper pushing administrator who demands high pay for low quality teaching? I’m sorry, but that’s ignorant. I’ve got an idea for both of you. Why don’t you take a bit of time to go in and volunteer in a classroom at the school of your choice? Better yet, volunteer in several different classrooms at several different schools. Or best of all, do a bit of substitute teaching. Then you won’t speak in such obvious ignorance. As for tenure, I’m not a university professor, so I am not tenured. I do, however, enjoy due process rights.

  • Cynewulf

    He’s half-way there. At some point, he’ll realize that, as his teachers have been telling him, he’s responsible for his own learning, that teachers can teach until they’re blue in the face but he won’t learn unless he wants to, and that if he wants to, nothing can stop him from learning. He’ll get there.

    • Cynewulf

      Interesting. He’s half-way there because he dropped out and realized he was going no where without an education. Unfortunately, that’s what it seems to take these days, and even then many still don’t figure that out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyRrAWx7AG0

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.kennemur Ken Kennemur

    This young man would make a fine teacher. No scrub that if his teacher is the norm for teachers today he has already surpassed them. I could go on but I’ll leave it at that.