June 09, 2012

High School Teacher In Hot Water For Telling Students The Truth: "You're Not Special"

The teacher's speech to his graduating class threatened to damage their frail egos. Among other things, English teacher David McCullough Jr. said (emphasis mine):

"Yes, you've been pampered, cosseted, doted upon, helmeted, bubble-wrapped," McCullough said in his speech. “Yes, capable adults with other things to do have held you, kissed you, fed you, wiped your mouth, wiped your bottom, trained you, taught you, tutored you, coached you, listened to you, counseled you, encouraged you, consoled you and encouraged you again. You've been nudged, cajoled, wheedled and implored. You've been feted and fawned over and called sweetie pie. ... But do not get the idea you're anything special. Because you're not."

Full text of McCullough's speech can be found HERE.

I bet this teacher did other dastardly things to students, like giving them real grades instead of smiley faces and special awards for trying really hard.


By DMartyr at 06:44 AM | Comments |