Best Valedictorian Speech Yet

Submitted by: rainbowfarts 6 years ago in

A tad longer than most videos on I-A-B, but definitely worth it.
There are 60 comments:
Female 614
kirstoner: she`s not spelling "would of, could of, and should of" you retard. she`s saying would`ve, could`ve, and should`ve. god you`re stupid.

if it was in writing, that`s different. but speaking? pathetic.
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Female 614
i love this girl. i want to be a teacher, and we`re constantly drilled in at the university i go to that it is not going to be easy; we are going into a system that is against anything but learning towards standardized tests. i`m glad she shamed the teachers behind her, and spoke to the parents and kids while she could. i wish i had had such an opportunity.

bravo!!
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Male 907
OMG, I heard so much of that crap at UC Santa Cruz. Is every generation doomed to redo the mistakes of the previous ones.
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Male 314
@dang007
yeah I agree with lkc1 I hope that was sarcasm
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Female 171
i want to give her a hug
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Female 224
@dang007 your comment is irony at its finest. I thought that was very insightful
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Female 100
HEY!!! I make A`s and I doodle!>-(
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Male 645
Good god 12 years of school and she missed the whole point. What school district did she attended?
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Male 877
i liked it
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Female 535
if she`s so smart can she PLEASE stop saying would of, could of, or should of? PLEASE! It doesn`t make any sense! THINK ABOUT IT!
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Female 25
School is just a place to keep us off the streets until we`re 18. I have so many friends who can`t boil water and patch their pants. It`s embarassing. The stupidest person I ever met made straight As in school. :/
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Female 298
wahahahahahahaha
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Male 749
I hope someone shows her this video in 25-30 years. If she`s as smart as she thinks she is, she will be embarrassed.
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Male 582
TITS OR GTFO!
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Male 94
Self righteous bitch. Really though I wouldn`t want to be lectured about a speech which it can be boiled into two parts: "the system is wrong" and "actually learn poo instead of learning for the test" Second part yeah our school system is crappy, but I`m not sure of the solution of no dates because that is removing the introduction to the real world aspect of school. Yeah you have no life no our problem.
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Male 137
@MauserTM: I`d totally get with her. I`ve been making that exact same argument for the last 12 years. I don`t know whether to feel cheated or admired.
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Male 1,451
Couldn`t make it more than a minute. She is terrible at giving a speech. On the other hand, though, I do agree that people focus more on getting the diploma than learning the information.

This the reason I have not been back to college since leaving: I learned more out of the classroom than I ever did in it.
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Male 49
fap fap fap
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Male 576
I farted at 2:49. That was all I will remember from this.
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Male 21
This is AWESOME. The American school system is very backwards. 5 stars.
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Male 1,222
She is really gonna end up single all her life
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Male 167
Would not go to school... and would then be screwed in the future when they grew up and realized they could never achieve anything without any education and they would be left to resort to crime and life on the streets
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Male 167
She sounds like a paranoid conspiracy theorist... clandestine efforts to minimize future achievements? What purpose would that serve? The under-performing students,more frequently than not, under-perform because they do not wish to do any work and would rather spend that time doing drugs or otherwise wasting their time, not because the system works against them and pigeon-holes them into that position, but because they choose so. The people who want to make something of themselves are willing to put in the hard work so they may learn something and make a difference in the world. The choice is entirely up to the student.
Opportunities are out there for kids to explore their passions, and never is the school hindering their efforts by brainwashing them to act as robots. The suggestions she seems to be making, like non-compulsory schooling, would wind up being detrimental to society. The students who wanted to improve themselves still would, and the one who didn`t want to do any work.
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Male 1,222
She is really gonna end up single all her life
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Male 65
An alternate explanation to the query by Crebhian could also be:
She did what her parents wanted her to do. And, more times than not, you can`t really escape what your parents expect you to do.
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Male 263
speech summary: School reform-Big corporations-Corrupt Govt.-Mindless workforce-Book Nerd. The F`n End. It was her own damn choice to study that hard and cause her to miss out on the high school expereience. Stop whining bitch.
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Male 25,416
yawn....
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Female 2,525
"If she really believed what she is saying then she would not have worked so hard to ace all her tests. This is an attention whore trying to show off how clever she is by treating this speech as a debate topic in which she is defending a position she does not actually hold."

Nice try, but did you actually listen to the speech at all? She made it clear that she had gone through school not knowing any of these things until recently.
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Male 440
If she really believed what she is saying then she would not have worked so hard to ace all her tests. This is an attention whore trying to show off how clever she is by treating this speech as a debate topic in which she is defending a position she does not actually hold.
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Male 50
Maybe her delivery`s a little awkward, but that girl`s got guts. Good for her.
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Female 535
I love you, Beth Cooper!
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Male 129
WTF!!
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Male 5
I don`t understand why her speech got such overwhelmingly negative comments.

To meepmaker: What makes her ungrateful? the fact that she could have be born without such opportunities? This might be the case but it does not mean she does not realize that. Its as if you are insisting that the world is as good as it is going to get. I admire that she is looking to the future, where things can be better than they are now IF WE WANT THEM TO BE. I`m glad she can look to a future shed of traditionalism.

To Gerry1of1: I seriously doubt you caught the points she was making. She never once said no one should have goals. Yeah just everyone sit around and do what they want. No. She was pointing out that schooling is flawed. The entire system is flawed. But I suppose its just too hard for anyone here to comprehend that.

I happen to agree with every point she made.Theres needs to be more people like her around if we`re going to live in a better place any time soon.
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Female 914
thank you edana42! nicely put!
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Male 976
She makes a decent point, but she really really needs to learn better public speaking.
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Female 2,352
I get it but seriously this just made me more bored than when I hit play.
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Female 299
The audio is horrible. I can`t understand a word of what she is saying...
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Female 9,475
True, but boring. She could of made it more interesting though.
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Female 2,509
I honestly cannot see where the hate is coming from. I would be more concerned that you cannot focus for 10 minutes without being bored. Okay, hence the I-A-M. Doesn`t it concern you that she is the school`s top student yet has not mastered public speaking? Now THAT is a skill to use in the real world.
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Female 2,509
What she is saying is that the public education systems wants students to conform, not question the status quo, and has no room for the uniqueness that we are. She questions what did she truly learn other than excel at her skill to memorize and though she is #1 in her class what good is that in real life if all she can do is memorize and be a sheep.

The best teachers that I have had tested you not on what you know but what you don`t know(because yes, you have to have some sense of measurement) and adjusted their curriculum accordingly. e.g. if a high percentage of students missed the same question/section of a test, the teacher did not adequetly teach that section. I agree in a pass/fail system. Either you grasp the subject or you don`t. Can you converse about an issue or just spout out stats? What does school truly prepare you for sans the basics e.g. learning how to read, basic math skills? Why must you take 4 years of advanced math if you are an art major?
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Male 85
that`s almost the same speech that Richard Feynman gave in "O Americana Outra Vez" about the inadequacies of the Brazilian school system. but kudos to her for saying it like it is.
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Male 394
She was so sh*tty at reading from a script, I almost feel asleep. Worthless video of a worthless speech.
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Male 1,505
That was the slowest trainwreck I`ve ever seen.
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Male 2,005
boring but almost true, i think. my mind usually wanders of to lala land when people talk too much
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Female 71
She`s right in many respects. I did absolutely awesome in school only because I was the best at doing what I`m told to do. I think she`s trying to say that all people have value no matter what their specialties are and that is definitely something I believe in.
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Male 7,123
Smug.
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Male 808
meh, a little long winded-was hoping for an appearance by Lady Gaga
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Female 446
She sounds like the product of very overprotective and very strict parents.
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Male 762
Everyone here seems upset with her. She just questioned the value you put on your safe little world that fits nicely into a little compact uniform box. Good for her, you should hope to be so self reflective.
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Male 6,694
Ungreatfull spoiled brat.
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Female 798
and now I just realized I submitted this video?? That must have been from my parallel universe self who found the video instead of the script.
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Female 798
I submitted the script of this speech 2 weeks ago. It took less time to read than this and I was happy not knowing how sh|tty her public speaking skills were.
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Male 165
I`m glad that girl never went to school in France or in Asia!! The American school system is way more open than most other countries and lets people choose much more their own path. American university is much more enjoyable than université in France or some schools in china, korea or japan.

Although I entirely agree with her opinion and views, she`s still pretty lucky to have gone through that system. Only problem is that you need to spend THOUSANDS of dollars to get "that piece of paper", whereas most european and asian countries have free school or at very low attending costs.
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Male 210
Yeah rather boring - got through 2 min before I decided that given her poor elocution and complete lack of diction she probably didn`t do too well on those tests she was complaining about.
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Male 620
Future hipster detected.
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Male 38,483
oh yeah, "goals" and learning how to acheive them are soooooo bad. Don`t want to learn that skill. I pitty her future employers.
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Male 7,123
Burn the witch.
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Male 1,091
She should join those Southpark goths, and be an non-conformist. :-P
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Female 965
I`ll be honest, it`s boring me. :| I might get through it later.
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Female 798
Link: Best Valedictorian Speech Yet [Rate Link] - A tad longer than most videos on I-A-B, but definitely worth it.
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