Why Every Educator Should Applaud That Viral Video of a Teen Going Off on His Teacher.
On Tuesday Duncanville High School sophomore Jeff Bliss went off on his world history teacher, Ms. Phung, and it was all surreptitiously filmed by a classmate who promptly uploaded it onto YouTube. From there it made it to the front page of Reddit, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.