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Intreview with Jeff Bliss, the High School student who spoke out of his heart

from James Smith:

A YouTube video of a Duncanville High School student giving his history teacher a lesson has gone viral, and has his district talking.

“If you would just get up and teach us instead of handing ‘em a packet yo, there’s kids in here that don’t learn like that… they need to learn face-to-face,” said student Jeff Bliss on the 84-second video clip recorded by a classmate. “You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited? You gotta come in here, you gotta make ‘em excited, to change him and make him better, you gotta touch his freakin’ heart. You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him.”

1 comment to Intreview with Jeff Bliss, the High School student who spoke out of his heart

  • dunimir

    I don’t know what will it take to get ANY of these loud-mouth complainers about the US system to finally address the phony system of public education. You Americans are getting just what you deserve for persistently neglecting to address the cultural Marxism that is ruling your educational system. Maybe, you don’t know what it is officially called so you don’t know what to look for.

    As a student-teacher in the US, I have witnessed exactly the sort of non-teaching that the young man in the clip is so outraged by. American educrats call this non-teaching, ironically, PROGRESSIVISM a.k.a. CONSTRUCTIVISM. It has little to do with teaching, because according to progressivist educational philosophy teaching is actually “facilitating learning” thus allowing the students to “construct” their own knowledge. It is NOT teaching as most sane people would presume. That is why American teachers are considered, under this phony system, “facilitators of knowledge” and NOT teachers.

    When I student taught history in a US public high school I used what is called “direct instruction” and the “Socratic Method”, and the students loved it. They actually were grateful that for a change somebody was actually teaching them something. At the same time I thought nothing of it, it was simply teaching for I knew my lessons thoroughly. And it was not surprising that afterwards they all scored very well on the history test.

    Shockingly, I was heavily criticized by my American cooperating “facilitators” and a college of ed. professor for actually teaching. For instead of “teaching” I was supposed to have played some games with the students and I was to have them sit in groups and teach each other from a textbook and some handouts.

    Anyway, when the students learned that I was leaving there was great consternation, lots of disappointment and even swearing. They did not want to go back to their facilitating norm.

    That is why I would recommend to all Americans who care, to start to get interested in the type of educational philosophy that is actually being implemented in American public schools and enforced by colleges of education, boards of ed., and politicians.
    Alas, American-style progressivist ed. philosophy has already been exported to Europe where it has been killing young minds for quite some time now.

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