Eighteen year-old Duncanville High School (Duncanville, TX) sophomore Jeff Bliss gets mad and gives his teacher a message. It all started he says,  when she told him to “stop bitching”.

Following the transcript is an investigative news report and a detailed interview with the student that is quite revealing.

Watch the “Student Mad at Teacher” Video

If you would just get up and teach ’em instead of handing ’em a freakin packet yo

There’s kids in here that don’t learn like that

They need to learn face to face

You’re just getting mad because I’m pointing out the obvious (and you’re too l..)

..no I’m not wasting your time, I’m telling you what you need to do

you want kids to come into your class and you want ’em to get excited for this?

You gotta come in here and make ’em excited

You want a kid to change and start doing better

You gotta touch his freakin heart

You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell ’em

You gotta You gotta take this job serious

This is the future of this nation

And when you come in here, like you did last time, and make a statement about ‘oh this is my paycheck’

Indeed it is

But this is my country’s future and my education

But there’s a limit

I’m not bitching but simply making an observation

And now I will leave

You’re welcome

And if you would like I’ll teach you a little more

So you can actually learn how to teach a freakin class

Because since I got here, I’ve done nothin but read packets

So don’t try to take credability for teaching me jack

 

Media Follow-up w/ Jeff Bliss

Update

What do YOU think of Jeff Bliss, his message to his teacher and his explanation in the follow-up video? I’d enjoy YOUR comments below!

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