I know it’s totally human nature to think the generations that come after you are way more CODDLED and FRAGILE than you were . . . but this time it’s really true, right?
Teenagers all over the country are joining a movement to protest against having to stand up in front of their class to give a presentation. Why? Because public speaking can make them too ANXIOUS.
The protest started when a 15-year-old high school student who goes by “Leen” on Twitter posted a tweet earlier this month that said, quote, “Stop forcing students to present in front of the class and give them a choice not to.”
Her tweet is now at over 500,000 combined retweets and likes, and has more than 138,000 comments . . . a ton of which are supporting what she’s saying.
But are these kids right? Should schools cut out mandatory public speaking because it’s bad for some kids’ mental health? Maybe it’s not a question of right or wrong.
A history teacher in Texas named Kathleen Carver basically summed it up . . . things are just different today. Quote, “We’re in a day and age where we have to acknowledge our students’ feelings.”