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Offline Pond

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Before this post gets moved somewhere else:
Dear people of this Forum, I've been thinking about where to post this, and thoroughly so. I reached the conclusion it'd fit in the Human Rights Violations board. Why? I'm aware this is not your typical human rights violation and unusual content for this board, but here's Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:



Article 26.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
  • (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
  • (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/


I've therefore decided this content rightfully belongs in this board :]



Now that that's out of the way, please watch this video - if you've seen it before, watch it again, you can't watch this too often! - of the amazing High School student Jeff Bliss standing up to his lazy teacher, demanding what is his and every other student's due: a proper education.

http://youtu.be/zAsTXtowZVQ

Quote
“If you would just get up and teach them instead of handing them a freaking packet, there’s kids in here who don’t learn like that, they need to learn face to face… You want Kids to come in to your class, you want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here you gotta make ‘em excited. You want a kid to change, you want him to start doing better? You gotta touch his freaking HEART. You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell ‘em.”

(And finally, here's where I got it from: http://www.mindopenerz.com/student-stands-up-to-lazy-teacher/ )