As Student Loans Hit All Time Record, One High School Valedictorian "Gets It"

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GeneMarchbanks's picture

I know her! She owns silver. Astute observer this kid is!

Ahmeexnal's picture

Of course she gets it. She's not blonde.

spiral_eyes's picture

Wow. She just owned that speech.

Doña K's picture

Sorry,

She is unemployable. She talks like a valley girl.

Shows how America is declining everywhere.

Lord Welligton's picture

I'm two minutes into this.

Now while I find the accent and cadence off putting I cannot believe you come to the conclusion ...

 Shows how America is declining everywhere.

Doña K's picture

I am thinking that the pea brain TV shows influence behaviour and language, more than educators. Does one need to go to finishing school? Where are the parents? Where are the teachers? No one cares? Manners don't matter anymore?

I guess that was the reason of the generalization. Think about the message and how powerful could have been if she gave the speech with good diction, color in her voice and up and down intonation as necessary. Then it would definitely go viral.

Lord Welligton's picture

And to the matter of substance.

What did you think of the speech?

Pladizow's picture

The American Public Fool System exists to produce two things: employess and soldiers!

Lord Welligton's picture

And do you think that she enunciated the point well?

Lord Welligton's picture

Then why do you care about the American public school system?

What do you "care" about?

clymer's picture

This kid is founding father material (in a female sense).

 

Don't stop there, the selfish boomers and most clueless gen-x ers have been powerless against the machine. Hopefully someone from gen-y will invent a corruption detection and obliteration machine

Bobbyrib's picture

Pfft..the Gen Yers where I work are trying to get promoted more often than Gen Xers like myself. It's not even close. Gen Y reminds me of the Boomers.

Cathartes Aura's picture

This kid is founding father material (in a female sense).

the founding fathers denied her full citizen rights, so one would hope she would have helped right that wrong, maybe joining up with Elizabeth Cady Stanton to fight for her equal say in the nation of her birth. . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Sentiments

 

chumbawamba's picture

Hey CA.

That idea ignores the founding history of this nation and the era in which it arose.  Women, like negroes, had their position in society, and it was all guided by aherence to Biblical principles.  I avoid judging these things as it was what it was, and this is now.

Speaking of now, the FF actually gave us everything we needed to right all wrongs, but first you need to re-discover the power:

http://1215.org

I am Chumbawamba.

Dan The Man's picture

she could have got into the use of students as a credit farm...but i liked it.  

Lord Welligton's picture

"Credit Farm"

Simple phrase much truth.

FEDbuster's picture

I would use "Credit Plantation" gives it debt slave overtones.

redpill's picture

She's definitely a more coherent speaker than Michelle Bachmann.

Fiat2Zero's picture

Elitest knee-jerk reaction. Style over substance, the true tragedy in this case. Your talking points are moot.

CB's picture

it already IS viral. I've seen this video a bunch of times before now.

 

CB's picture

it already IS viral. I've seen this video a bunch of times before now.

 

clymer's picture

truly, you must be a douche

Lord Welligton's picture

I have now seen the entire.

Admit it. You didn't watch it.

You let your prejudice rule your mind.

Shows how America is declining everywhere.

Doña K's picture

I watched it to the end. That is my opinion. What prejudice? I hate everyone equally/jk

Hephasteus's picture

She's a high school graduate. I'm pretty mean but I at least give a break to nervous high schoolers. She doesn't know if people are going to arrest her or shoot her or just what kind of stupid silly ass reaction she is going to get.

But she wears nearly the same robes as a judge. Everybody wears these robes on highschool and college graduation. It's because they are a small part of the judge system. People worry about judge dread but the real problem is judge idiot. And there's millions and million of judge idiots.

MsCreant's picture

Excellent point Heph. I didn't even consider it, but in retrospect she had to be scared.

mtomato2's picture

Ms, for some reason I was sure that you would show up somewhere in this thread. 

Was that speech not magnificent?

MsCreant's picture

She was great. See my reply to Rocky. I hope you are still teaching this year. Many of the people around me that teach in the school system, are not, or are under threat. Math is very much a fundamental need. But I have seen some crazy choices being made this year regarding who to cut. But yeah, if that is any one of our students, we are quite content.

RockyRacoon's picture

Amazing courage in such a small package.   With truth like that, and the strength to come to her realizations early, she will hopefully work within whatever system she chooses to effect change.   I'd vote for her -- today.

MsCreant's picture

As I go through the threads here I see so much judgement. She is a kid. I wonder if folks remember or have kids of their own to know "who" dug up the courage/inspiration/smarts to do this. No it is not perfect, but few of us would be. Even folks who get paid, we can find a lot of fault with them.

I'd vote for her, with the caveat that I would want to see who she had around her, supporting her. I think that is good advice for all of us. I have leadership roles in other arenas far from anything that looks like politics and economy. Who I have around me, advising me, matters.

Bobbyrib's picture

Also think of your High School's Valedictorian. Was he or she the most social individual in the whole school, or someone who mainly spoke to teachers and a small group of friends? To think that this girl would have the speaking ability of the liars/BS artists who run our country is beyond dumb. She probably barely speaks to people her own age beyond her small group of friends. In my school there were the popular people (sheeple) then everyone else.

That being said, I can't believe she worked her ass off to become Valedictorian then gave the speech she gave. I'm left wondering if someone put her up to it.

AmeliaV's picture

Private student loans are worse than mortgage and payday loan lenders. The loans are guaranteed by the goverm't, the lenders have no incentive to loan responsibly (i.e. the mortgage mess), and the loan obligation is immune to bankruptcy (even a mortgage has that option). The terms and conditions they are extending loans to students is a horrible . . And unlike mortgages the borrower can not refinance the rate, the student is stuck with the variable rate until it is paid off. . .

Lord Welligton's picture

Your predjudice against "Valley Girls".

Because they speak as they do what they have to say is not worth your consideration.

In short.

You are a snob.

Doña K's picture

Her speech was brave and I enjoyed it. I wished it was more elegant so that it can go viral as I eluded to earlier. Great message no question about it.

Cheers

Lord Welligton's picture

Elegance indeed.

Viral?

She was addressing her peers and her educators.

She wasn't thinking about YouTube like you.

Maybe that's a "Valley Girl" thing.

If you think that there was no question of the greatness of the speech maybe you could "put elegance on it".

That might satisfy the YouTube snobs.

MsCreant's picture

Dona K capitulated. There is honor in that.

AnonymousAnarchist's picture

Actually this video already went viral a little over a year ago when it first got posted to YouTube.

Lord Welligton's picture

I didn't see it.

Maybe I don't have the virus.

clymer's picture

hey - just cause you just saw it doesn't detract from the importance of hearing someone so young who is awake. Shit, I just saw the trololo vid a few weeks ago. We can't all troll all corners of web every waking moment

mtomato2's picture

Hey:  If you liked the Trololol vid as much as you should have, you should see Trololol "What he is REALLY saying!"

http://www.snotr.com/video/4276/What_Trololo_guy_is_really_singing

 

Bobbyrib's picture

Perhaps Dona can get a copy of the speech, dress in a HS graduate robe and read the speech more "eloquently."

Ahmeexnal's picture

Don't forget the dunce cap.

DonnieD's picture

If her voice makes her unemployable in America, then I guess having Lil Wayne on your iPod makes you President.

 

Ahmeexnal's picture

Her diction might make her unemployable in the US, but she'd get a job at a Bangalore call center anytime.

She does have another option: becoming a community organizer.

Spawn of Cagliostro's picture

-1 on your cynicism. She's f'n 17 or 18.  Get off your pessimistic high-horse and listen to WHAT she is saying. Not the 'accent' of this smart young woman.

Cathartes Aura's picture

She is unemployable. She talks like a valley girl.

did yer smart hubby tell you this Mrs. K?  Tad bitchy today, aren't you. . .

YouThePeople's picture

Get off the high horse weak sauce.