Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dr. Bill Cosby Ed.D. On Education

Students should practice math like some practice sports, urges actor-comedian Bill Cosby:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Why can't students practice algebra for hours like teams practice sports?

That's what Bill Cosby asked a group of students at the Roger Putnam Vocational Technical High School yesterday.

And when freshman Kimya Thompson shouted that the subject was boring, Cosby, from Shelburne, brought her on stage.

He told her that if she and her peers didn't sharpen their academic skills, they'd be earning minimum wage.

Cosby told the 450 students that they couldn't go to jail for getting straight As, but they could get shot for selling drugs.

The 69-year-old earned his doctorate in education from U-Mass in 1977.
This isn't the first time that Cosby has spoken out on the need for strudents to work harder in order to achieve success.
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