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Caught On Camera: Texas Student Scolds Teacher

9:21 AM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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A Duncanville, Texas school district says it is looking into a cell phone video-gone-viral of a student telling off his teacher about her poor teaching skills.

The video shows a teen, apparently told to leave the classroom, lecturing the teacher for being ineffective and "reading packets" as he makes his way out the door.

"You want kids to come into your class? You want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here and make them excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better? You gotta touch his freakin' heart. Can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell 'em," the student says in the video.

"This is my country's future, my education," he says as he exits.

The teacher can be heard telling the student, "you're wasting my time," "bye," and "get out" in the minute-and-a-half-long video. It's unclear who took the video or what grade the student is in, but local news outlet KDFW interviewed him and identified him as Jeff Bliss.

According to CBS DFW, the Duncanville Independent School District released a statement saying they are aware of the video and "are currently addressing the situation."

"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."

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