Every High School Principal Should Say This

If every high school principal gave the following
speech, America would be a much better place. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be
so. There is no greater calling than to teach
young people. I would like to apprise you of some important
changes coming to our school. First, this school will no longer honor race
or ethnicity. I could not care less if you are black, brown,
red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are
African, European, Latin American or Asian, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower
or on slave ships. The only identity this school will recognize
is your individual identity—your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school
will recognize is American. This is an American public school, and American
public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm here an ethnic or racial
identity—or a national identity other than American —you will have to attend another
school. This includes after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students
based on identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or whatever else may become
in vogue in our society. Those clubs cultivate narcissism—an unhealthy
preoccupation with the self—while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond
yourself. This school’s clubs will be based on interests
and passions—clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy,
languages you do not already speak, and more. If the only extracurricular activities you
can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnicity, race or sexual identity,
that means that little outside of yourself really interests you. Second, I do not care whether English is your
native language. My only interest in terms of language is that
you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America’s
citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. Furthermore, I would be remiss in my duty
to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the job market, if you leave this
school without excellent English-language skills. We will learn other languages here—it’s
deplorable that most Americans only speak English —but if you want classes taught in
your native language rather than in English, this is not the right school for you. Third, because I regard learning as a sacred
endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and
your teachers will dress accordingly. There will be a dress code at this school. And you will address all teachers by their
title, not by their first name. They are your teachers, not your pals. Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated
anywhere on this school’s property. By obscene language, I mean the words banned
on radio and television, plus epithets such as the b-word, even when addressed by one
girl to another, or the n-word, even when used by one black student to another. It is my intent that by the time you leave
this school, you will be among the few your age to distinguish between the elevated and
the degraded, the holy and the obscene. Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained
in only one way—the only way self-esteem can be attained—by earning it. One immediate consequence is that graduating
classes will have one valedictorian, not eight. Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school
toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to racism, sexism,
Islamophobia, homophobia, global warming, tobacco, or gender identity. No more classes will be devoted to condom-wearing
and teaching you to regard sexual relations as no more than a health issue. And there will be no more attempts to convince
you that you are a victim because you are not white or male or heterosexual or Christian. This school will have failed if any of you
graduate without considering him or herself inordinately lucky—lucky to be alive and
lucky to be an American. Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge
of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your
teachers will hand them out to you. I’m Dennis Prager.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. LGBT community:
    Hey Denis where gonna make a club so we can have a place to find other LGBT people and hang out

  2. 1 and 2 were the only good policies. Poor attempt at obfuscating science by grouping climate-change and tobacco with the other topics.

  3. The problem with society today has s that if a principle were to give this speech they would be slandered be staff, students, and parents

  4. Prager and David Horowitz should be in charge of all our school and college curriculum coast to coast. Period.

  5. I go to a boarding school where there are a lot of international students. Are school organizes a week where we celebrate the culture and traditions of countries that the students are from. I really enjoys this and think it’s a great experience to get to know different cultures and the classmates from them. Is Mr. Prager saying that the only culture that should he recognized is American? Or am I missing something?

  6. I am not one for strict rules like the ones of Prager, but everyone in the comment section are just missing his end goals and points so bad… almost as if they do it on purpose, oh wait, they are, because "muh alt right", here is just a hot take, a crazy theory… don't you think he just wants to be professional?

  7. I assume this school won't participate in foreign exchange programs since those students can't acknowledge being Americans?

  8. It is a sad day indeed that the children of our great nation do not know the Pledge of Allegiance as a child and a young man this is something we said every single school day and to this day I still feel pride when I place my hand over my heart and look at the stars and stripes and say those words

  9. So education would revert largely to what was taught and held sacred when I went to school !!! Bravo it worked for me and my generation and all the generations before me !!!

  10. The sheer amount of people that don’t understand why every single thing in this video is correct is shocking. He’s combating a culture where kid will grow into entitled adults with no knowledge and resorts to violence and being offended by everything. He plans to cultivate strong minded and well educated students. Students that respect their country and are prepared for it.

  11. you’re either american or american in dennis prager’s eyes. everyone else is shid.

    also prager can eat piss thx.

  12. This is the type of high school principal I fear whenever being transferred.
    I mean not teaching global warming in school is waaay too far.

  13. Is it just me or is the idea of a pledge of allegiance very creepy? Like, it's something only tinpot dictatorships do like North Koreans pledging allegiance to their Supreme Leader.

  14. No LGBTQ clubs or self esteem boosters? Sounds like a recipe for suicidal students.

    No classes about safe sex? sounds like a recipe for overpopulation.

    No teaching of dangers of global warming? sounds like a recipe for extinction.

    No teachings about the dangers of tobacco? sounds like a recipe for disease and lung cancer.

    This man being in charge of our youth? sounds like a recipe for disaster.


  16. could you imagine the backlash if a principal actually said something even remotely similar to this

    he would probably be fired that day

  17. So good!!!! I would LOVE to have gone to this school. (Although, I was fortunate enough to be taught these things at home.)

    This should be the standard for American schools.

  18. Please Mr.prager open universities in all states, I will the first student to enroll in them. Many conservative students are suffering with left/democrats/ liberal controlled universities.

  19. I usually watch PragerU videos to get out of my comfort zone and hear the counter arguments that colleges fail to provide. However, this video was a bit too conservative for me 😅

  20. I would have liked to attend a school like that. Sounds like a principle that has a high expectation of students. Unfortunately my high school didn't expect much from its students and the result was not much at all. I had to self motivate (which is difficult for a kid) because teachers didn't push me.

  21. I'd be happy af to study there, like what the hell. This sounds like a real education, not indoctrination

  22. Well, there were much to agree with in this one, and probably equally much to disagree with. But at least you are clear in your speech and on your principles, and i value that more than all.

  23. one of the great things about america is how it is made from a bunch of different cultures and how those cultures made it better and more diverse. you saying the only culture is american is ignoring all that.

  24. Refreshing to see such a wholesome attitude to school life. When I went to school, there were far too many lefty teachers, I can't even imagine it now… poor children. God bless

  25. The 14k dislikes are the lames that wont stand for the pledge……its called respect and courtesy, show some for the country you live in. People die for the freedoms we have here, if it werent for them we wouldnt have this great nation.

  26. This discourse is of course, absolutely correct on what is needed in America today. It's a pity our education system hs been infiltrated by leftists America-haters, trying to destroy us from within.

  27. I believe he’s just talking about people’s character…as MLK was when he gave his “I have a dream” speech.

  28. I agree with alot of this but there's a couple where I think it might get a bit sketchy. The first would be only teaching Americans. Foreign exchange students and kids that came to America for a short time (legally) should be able to receive schooling. Perhaps make the latter pay tuition of some sort but still offer it. The other concern I have is limiting speech. Most schools already have some sort of policy for obscene behavior like that so making the rules stricter would result in the same slippery slope talked about when liberals want to limit hate speech. Also I doubt you meant it this way but don't just ignore all matters of race, sexuality, religion, and gender. These have historical and social value and deserve to be acknowledged.

  29. This has to be the most disappointing comment section I've ever read. The vast majority here seem to disagree with Prager, and seem to be school age kids or young adults. This country is in big trouble. What happened? I've never been so glad to be older and going to die in less than 20 years. Hell on earth would be to live any longer and live to see the movie IDIOCRACY actually take place.

  30. Says the cis, white, Christian, rich, American male how were ALLLLLL equal and we need to stop bitching about our silly problems and just be cis, white, Christian, rich, American males like him.

  31. Principal: No obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property.

    Literally every student: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFjqEexH0Tg

  32. This is similar to islamist muslim's beliefs. This is an conspiracy to inject radical muslim ideology into english speaking people/ This is similar to islamist beliefs / they are trying to make america like turkey or saudi.

  33. From an academic and intellectual growth point of view, wouldn't it be necessary to teach about racism, sex ed etc as notions that we have evolved from? I learned about all of those subjects in school and never took it as something hostile. I just took it as ideologies that happened in history and how we have evolved, only really sensitive people took those subjects personally.

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