Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wellesley High School Commencement Speech: "You Are Not Special" (FULL VIDEO)

If you’re raising kids in the suburbs, you know: Too many of us both smother our kids and push them to compete hard for Harvard — starting in kindergarten.

David McCullough Jr., a long-time English teacher at leafy Wellesley High, took on our parental disorder in his graduation address there Friday. “You’re Not Special” — now posted at — is a speech to read and copy and hand out next fall at PTO. He’s nailed our epidemic neurosis perfectly.
The full story is HERE.
The full text of the speech is HERE.


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Slick-Willy said...

Exceptional guidance for young minds.

Lisa Thomson said...

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