book/daddy's wife teaches at a Dallas public school ...

... not the easiest thing to endure, but this clip made her cry. And then she shipped it to as many other teachers as she could.

When book/daddy covered slam poetry, Taylor Mali repeatedly impressed me as one of the funniest, smartest performers. On the national scene, he had been a leading team builder, a perennial powerhouse tactician. But he could always cook it solo.

Here he is on "What a Teacher Makes," prompted by a question from a smug lawyer at a dinner party:

June 9, 2007 5:56 PM | | Comments (1)



Thanks so much for sharing this! Not only are my husband, my brother, my sister, and my cousin all wonderful teachers, but I would NOT be here without my former teachers--I am a proud product of a Public School education.
They do--every day--make a difference!
Jennifer Redmond
Sunbelt Publications
San Diego, Calfiornia


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