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"Quit Telling Us We're Not Special"

Posted by Billy Faires on July 16, 2012

One of the more interesting internet sensations of the summer has been the commencement speech by English teacher David McCullough, "You're Not Special." (watch the YouTube video or read the transcript.)

Perhaps just as compelling although not quite as viral was the reply his speech generated from a Millennial blogger. Titled "Quit Telling Us We're Not Special," it's not quite as well put-together, but it does an impressive job of offering the other side of the story, the perspective of the struggling and frustrated young adult.

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Topics: Featured, goals, opportunities, parents, Posts from the Ridge, why boys fail

Single-Sex “Experiments”

Posted by Billy Faires on August 25, 2010

Richard Whitmire, who writes the incredibly resourceful blog "Why Boys Fail" for Education Week Online, writes and covers numerous issues related to boys and education, although he trains his eye more directly on the public school side.

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Topics: boys, education, First Person, public schools, richard whitmire, Posts from the Ridge, single-sex, why boys fail

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