WHS ‘You’re Not Special’ Speech Goes Viral

From local bloggers to international news outlets, teacher David McCullough's speech has gone viral.

’s graduation was , that is until one teacher told students they were not special.

On Tuesday, The Swellesley Report posted the speech by WHS English teacher David McCullough in which he tells students that despite years of coddling, they’re in fact “not special.”

The post on Swellesley Report has been picked up by several major media outlets including Boston.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo! and other sites, according to Swellesley. The Swellesey Report even created a new post dedicated to the viral-ness of his original post.

So what do you think? Did McCullough's speech cross the line or was it spot on?

Kerry Sullivan June 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Spot on!
Vanzetta Evans June 12, 2012 at 01:40 AM
One of my columnists wrote a commentary about the speech. We've had a couple of folks from Wellesley chime in. (Side note: I'm a Dana girl and love Wellesley!) http://lawrenceville-ga.patch.com/articles/you-are-not-special-and-you-are


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