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#1708483 - 06/08/12 04:31 PM A teacher who gets it
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...ticle-1.1092109



A straight-talking English teacher at Wellesley High School set out to take students down a notch in his speech to the class of 2012, by telling them theyre nothing special.

You are not special. You are not exceptional, David McCullough Jr. told graduating seniors from the affluent Massachusetts town last weekend.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...9#ixzz1xDiQDIS9


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Driving the point home, he added, "Think about this: even if you're one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you."
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#1708505 - 06/08/12 05:02 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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#1708508 - 06/08/12 05:04 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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"So many of the adults around them the behavior of the adults around them gives them this sort of inflated sense of themselves. And I thought they needed a little context, a little perspective," McCullough told Fox News.


Maybe his speech should have been to the adults instead.
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#1708511 - 06/08/12 05:07 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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That too... laugh
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#1708523 - 06/08/12 05:34 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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I can see it now... 72% of students in attendence will be prescribed zoloft and several multi-million dollar lawsuits emerge from the trauma of his words.

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#1708528 - 06/08/12 05:39 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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I bet their moms think they are special.

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#1708540 - 06/08/12 05:55 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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#1708645 - 06/08/12 07:48 PM Re: A teacher who gets it edAudit
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
and then they were all handed medals with the diplomas...
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