- the government´s responsibility
- the students´(YOUR!!!) responsibility for your education.
I want to highlight two parts of his speech because they focus on problems that come out quite often during the classes and which require a special attitude from you: a positive attitude towards the teacher, the class, the studies, your future... all in all, your education:
There is no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude in school. There´s no excuse for talking back to your teacher or cutting class, or dropping out of school. There is no excuse for not trying.
Being successful is hard. You won´t love every subject that you study. You won´t click with every teacher that you have. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right at this minute.
So here´s the video:
If you want to go deeper into the speech, click here to read it.
And this is how some cartoonists interpreted his speech: the first cartoon is by Daryl Cagle, the second by John Cole:
See Cartoons by Cartoon by Daryl Cagle
See Cartoons by Cartoon by John Cole
Now I´d like to hear or read what you make of his speech and how you interpret the cartoons... Any comments?