David Feldman - Treat our Teachers Better

  • Season 7 , Ep 19
  • 06/19/2003
  • Views: 3,078

We have to treat our teachers better. (1:28)

IN MANHATTAN.

TRYING TO GIVE MY KIDS

AN EDUCATION IN LOS ANGELES

IS A NIGHTMARE.

THE GUNS, THE GANGS, THE DRUGS

AND, I'M HOME SCHOOLING THEM.

[LAUGHTER]

WHICH IS STILL BETTER THAN THE

ALTERNATIVE, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,

WHICH ARE FALLING APART.

AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF THE

TEACHERS.

IT'S BECAUSE OF THE PARENTS.

THERE ARE NO VALUES IN THE HOME.

I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

THE BONES OF A TYRANNOSAURUS REX

WERE JUST SOLD AT AUCTION FOR

$2.5 MILLION.

BUT I GO TO THE CEMETERY AND

DIG UP THE BONES OF MY OLD

VIOLIN TEACHER...

[LAUGHTER]

I CAN'T GET A PENNY.

[LAUGHTER]

WE HAVE TO TREAT TEACHERS BETTER

IN OUR COUNTRY.

WE LIVE IN A CULTURE WHERE A

PROSTITUTE ON THE STREET CAN

EARN MORE MONEY THAN A

SCHOOLTEACHER.

THAT'S DISGRACEFUL.

WE HAVE TO START PAYING

PROSTITUTES AS POORLY AS WE DO

SCHOOL TEACHERS.

[APPLAUSE]

AND I, FOR ONE, AM DOING MY

PART.

[LAUGHTER]

BLOCK BY BLOCK, CITY BY CITY.

BECAUSE ALL IT TAKES IS ONE

TEACHER TO SAY ONE THING AND

IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.

I'LL NEVER FORGET MR. DON BELLOW

IN SEVENTH GRADE, CORNERED ME

AFTER CLASS.

AND HE SAID, "FELDMAN,

IF I COULD SLIT YOUR THROAT

AND GET AWAY WITH IT, I WOULD."

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