An educator finally got it right–”You Are Not Special”

LZ Granderson comments on a commencement speech at a high school graduation entitled “You Are Not Special.”  Here’s the link to Granderson’s commentary.

I need to listen to the speech, but based on what Granderson is saying in his piece, the high school English teacher hit something on the head: we need to stop telling everyone how great they are, and start playing in the Reality Sand Box.  As someone who teaches students after they come out of 13 years of being told they can do no wrong, it’s refreshing to know that at least this class of high school graduates got a bit of a reality check before traipsing out into the world.