Professor Tells Stuttering Student Not To Talk During Class

Gawker:

Phillip Garber (seen in the video above) is a 16 year-old in New Jersey who’s so smart that he’s already taking classes at a local college. Good for you Phillip! Phillip also stutters. Now that the emotional/ inspirational setup is in place, let’s get to the meat of the madness! The NYT reportsthat Phillip’s college history professor, Elizabeth Snyder, grew so impatient with his stutter that she ordered Phillip not to speak in class, and refused to call on him. As for questions she asks in class, Ms. Snyder suggested, “I believe it would be better for everyone if you kept a sheet of paper on your desk and wrote down the answers.” Later, he said, she told him, “Your speaking is disruptive.” Later Snyder was quoted saying “He misinterpreted this and assumed it had something to do with his stuttering; I interpreted his hand up for 75 minutes as someone unfamiliar with a college lecture format and frankly a little rude,” she said. “In hindsight, I should have stopped my lecture and called on Philip because he had become so fixated on making a statement that it didn’t seem to matter to him that he was interrupting my presentation.”


Jesus Christ was this painful! The video is 11 minutes long and I’m pretty sure the kid said two sentences. I’m 100% against bullying and we’ve all seen what that leads to but come on! The kid is a 16 year old know-it-all, already in college and I’m sure he’s trying to impress the socks off of everyone by answering every goddamn question the professor asks. She’s got 75 minutes to cram as much useless information into those hungover student’s heads. I don’t blame her for that and of course this kid is going to play the stutter card. Hey Phil, it’s not always about you so stop being selfish and think about the other people in the class.

 

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