We are having a moment in the national dialog about education, especially how much the public school system is failing our children, even though education is the cornerstone to a strong and prosperous future. Many good people want to teach, but don’t. Not so for Tony Danza, former TV star of the popular series “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss”, whose dream has always been to be a teacher.
Teach: Tony Danza is a seven-part reality show that follows Danza in his debut as a 10th grade English teacher in a Philadelphia inner-city school. It is a story for our times: an accomplished professional approaching his 60th birthday who changes careers to do something meaningful in his life. Danza claims he was moved by President Obama’s “call to service” to pursue his lifelong dream of teaching, and there are few things in this country more in need of individuals dedicated to making a difference than the education of our nation’s young people.