Actor Tony Danza spent a year teaching, in a public high school, and wrote a book about his experiences.
Tony Danza came to the conclusion that teachers in America deserve an apology for all that they deal with and the lack of gratitude they receive.
The actor spent a year teaching 10th grade English to students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. Shortly after he began, he came to realize precisely how hard it is to get the students to focus with all the distractions they face daily and realize exactly how significant it is to receive a good education.
“In the midst of a tough economy and continuous budget cutting, how do we send a message to students that being in school and making the most of their time there is important?” he writes in an op-ed for USA Today.
Tony Danza Apologizes For Every Teacher He Ever Had
In “I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had,” he goes into details about his experiences while teaching. Through this experience, Danza realized how hard teachers have to work to inspire their students in this competitive world.
“…Teachers have no problem being held accountable by parents. In fact, they crave parent involvement,” he says. “It is the parent’s job to encourage success in school and talk to their children about the importance of a good education,” he added.