FIRST PRINCIPLES: Teaching Students Who Aren’t Interested

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By: Lance Cpl. Damien Gutierrez – Pendleton Marines

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills

Every Veteran who has joined the American military since 1973 volunteered.

The 16-18 year-olds you will speaking to, from groups as small as a dozen, to classroom sized, even auditoriums as you get better known, may not be there voluntarily. Their parents probably sent them.

We’ve all been students in a class room. Think back. We had to be there. Certain rules applied as to how we could behave. But just like a horse to water, they couldn’t make us drink.

From middle school through college I had teachers and professors who clearly didn’t care whether I paid attention or not. That would show up on the tests. Marxists had developed ways by the 1960s to identify students in their class who were easy-pickings for recruitment over to their cause. I’ll tell you about those sometime.

But for now…

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