Cosby to Graduates: ‘Get A Job’

By Catherine Gewertz — May 11, 2012 1 min read
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Not every blog post has to be all serious, or even directly related to curriculum, right? Good! In that case, let me offer you a bit of fun for Friday: Bill Cosby’s hilarious commencement address yesterday to the 2012 graduates of his alma mater, Temple University.

If most commencement addresses make you cringe, you will find Cosby’s 12 minutes at the mic refreshingly unsentimental. I was lucky enough to be in the audience for this, and it was received with roars of laughter and applause, especially from us parents in the balconies.

Cosby’s bottom line: Your parents are broke. They don’t want you moving back home. Dreams are great, but for crying out loud, get a job.

Take a listen.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.