Death-Row Lawyer Becomes Teacher


This NY Times article portrays a lawyer who worked 20 years helping inmates on death row. He gave up a high salary to become a middle school teacher “having seen too many people at the end of lives gone wrong, and wanting to keep these students from ending up like his former clients. He quotes Frederick Douglass: ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.’”

This article is a pleasant reminder that teachers affect society is so many ways.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/education/19teacher.html?_r=1&hp


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