December 18, 2017

High School Teacher Defends His “You’re Not Special” Speech to Graduates

All eyes were on high school English teacher David McCullough Jr. when he told graduating seniors, “You’re not special” 9 times during a commencement speech. He has taught high school students for 26 years and says he “knows what they need to hear.”    Read why he said what he did.


  1. Brian Samrick says:

    Along those lines, you may like this recent book by Charles Wheelan: 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said. It’s available on Amazon at

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