Now this is stuff I like to hear:
Why can’t students practice algebra for hours like teams practice sports?
That’s what Bill Cosby asked a group of students at the Roger Putnam Vocational Technical High School yesterday.
And when freshman Kimya Thompson shouted that the subject was boring, Cosby, from Shelburne, brought her on stage.
He told her that if she and her peers didn’t sharpen their academic skills, they’d be earning minimum wage.
Cosby told the 450 students that they couldn’t go to jail for getting straight As, but they could get shot for selling drugs.
Also, I’m so tired of the “It’s boring” excuse. If you get bored, the problem is that you’re boring. An interesting enough person never gets bored. OK? If you think practicing algebra is boring, try retaking math classes over and over again until you can get the algebra right!
[Hat tip: The Education Wonks]