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Thu May 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

"You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited?" [View all]

WFAA Dallas/Ft. Worth:

A YouTube video of a Duncanville, Texas High School student giving his history teacher a lesson has gone viral, and has his district talking.

"If you would just get up and teach us instead of handing 'em a packet yo, there's kids in here that don't learn like that... they need to learn face-to-face," said student Jeff Bliss on the 84-second video clip recorded by a classmate. "You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited? You gotta come in here, you gotta make 'em excited, to change him and make him better, you gotta touch his freakin' heart. You can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him."

Bliss told News 8 he has no regrets over his classroom rant that occurred on Monday.

"No. Not at all," he said. "I believe that somebody needed to say this."

What he told his teacher in his world history class has now been seen around the world after being featured on several websites and shared on Twitter.

"I want to see a teacher stand up and interact with the students, get involved, discuss, talk, question, and get deep into the subject," he said.

The cell phone video taken by another student begins after the teacher kicks Bliss out of class.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Duncanville-students-classroom-rant-goes-viral-206701581.html

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