Student Reprimands Teacher in Class, Video Goes Viral

by at . Comments

A cellphone video of a high school student in Duncanville, Tex., reprimanding his teacher for her allegedly poor teaching methods has gone viral.

In an impassioned, impromptu speech, the student criticizes his teacher for "handing out a frickin' packet" instead of "face-to-face" lessons.

"You want a kid to change and start doing better? You gotta touch his frickin' heart. Can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him," he says.

"I'm telling you what you need to do. You want kids to come into class, to get excited for this? You gotta come in here, you gotta make them excited."

"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."

"You've got to take this job serious. This is the future of this nation."

All this as the teacher repeatedly asks the student to leave.

Many online viewers supported the student's views and criticized her response, while some felt he was out of line to call her out in this fashion.

The school district issued a statement, confirming that administrators are "aware of the video and we are currently addressing the situation."

The district appears to be trying to avoid fanning the flames any further, acknowledging people on both sets of arguments regarding this video:

"As a district with a motto of 'Engaging Hearts and Minds' we focus on building positive relationships with students and designing engaging work that is meaningful."

"We want our students and teachers to be engaged, but the method by which the student expressed his concern could have been handled in a more appropriate way."

"We are and will continue to be open to listening to students.”

What do you think? Was the student out of line?