Jeff Bliss, Texas high school student, rant at teacher goes viral
A student rant against his teacher in Texas has gone viral. Duncanville high school student Jeff Bliss was frustrated with his history teacher’s method of instructing. As he was being told to leave the classroom Jeff had a few choice words for his teacher.
Jeff was irate that he didn’t think his teacher cared about her job. He told her that endlessly handing out packets wasn’t a great method. The video currently has over 2 million views on YouTube.
Jeff also accuses his teacher of previously stating that she only teaches because she gets “a paycheck.” I commend Jeff in that he spoke up. I don’t know if he did it in the best manner though. His class was in the middle of an exam. In my opinion you must have some level of respect even if you don’t receive it in return. I certainly don’t blame him. I too would be mad.
There are certainly teachers who only work for the paycheck and benefits. But, in my experience there are more teachers who actually do something they enjoy. America’s education system definitely needs an adjustment. I hope this video, at the least, brings forth the question of what can we do as a nation to better educate our children.
It is so disappointing to listen to a student state that he feels that he isn’t cared for by his teacher. It’s disappointing, if found true, to learn that a teacher would actually tell her students that she only works for the paycheck. If you aren’t going to be passionate about what you do then please don’t become a teacher. Trust me when I say that most students want to learn. The only problem is that not every one learns the same way.
The best teachers are the ones that acknowledge that and do their best to compensate for the lack of conformity.
The best teachers are the ones who tirelessly sacrifice their time and many times their money to aid in their student’s education.
The best teachers are the ones who never make you feel like you were stupid.
I hope you’ve all had at least one great teacher in your life. I’ve been fortunate to have many throughout my lifetime.
What do you think of the rant?
Was it appropriate? Was Jeff right to “call out” his teacher?
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