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Student Schools Teacher in How NOT to Get Kids Excited About Learning (VIDEO)

By Meredith Carroll |

Jeff Bliss

eff Bliss decided to give his teacher a piece of his mind

Jeff Bliss isn’t claiming he knows the right way to get kids excited about learning. But he definitely knows how not to get them excited: Give them packets.

The Duncanville High School sophomore got kicked of his World History class in Texas earlier this week after he questioned his teacher about why he and his classmates weren’t being given the same amount of time to take a test as students in her other classes, according to

Bliss said the teacher used profanity in her response to him and told him to leave.

Upset by what he said was the teacher’s “lack of passion for her profession,” Bliss launched into a passionate speech about education, which was covertly recorded by a classmate.

“If you would just get up and teach them instead of handing them a freaking packet, there’s kids in here who don’t learn like that,” he said to her. Bliss dropped out of school after his freshman year and later returned. He said he takes his schoolwork very seriously and would like all of his teachers to do the same.

The video has gone viral, and Bliss told Fox he’s received support from teachers and administrators — and even his mom, even though he thinks his approach could have been better in letting his teacher know her approach left much to be desired.

Take a look at the video:


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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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