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I showed the video to my daughter, who is 23, deals with a form of autism called 
Asperger Syndrome, and struggles to maintain a C average in college.

She was unimpressed too.  She said that she saw the same spoiled slackers who sit 
in her classes, who laugh at her and reject her attempts to make friends, as if 
they were still in middle school, giggling to each other behind their hands when 
she comes into the class.

She says they sigh and click their tongues when she asks questions or makes 
comments in class.

As to the one girl who said that only 18% of the professors know her name, well, 
maybe that's HER fault.  

I go to my daughter's college twice a year to sit in on her accommodations meeting 
for the next semester.  Plenty of professors pass her by in the halls and call out 
"Hi Niki."

Why?  Because she seeks them out, asking for help, asking for extra credit projects 
because she does not "test well." The only time she missed a class was when she got 
hit by a truck.

She says, that the other young students in her college are rude.  The sit and play 
games on their cell phones during class, text message each other, act like they are 
little kids.

This video says nothing about education, but a lot about a spoiled, rude culture of 
ignorance that has pervaded the younger generation.


Dawn Marie Sardes
Teen Services Librarian
Euclid Public Library
Euclid, OH
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