One of the most striking reality shows this fall features Tony Danza — the actor from Taxi and Who’s the Boss — teaching 10th grade English in a Philadelphia public school.
Before he was a TV star, Danza actually studied to become a teacher.
There’s an even bigger surprise besides Danza’s passion for teaching. He’s actually good at it. The show’s producers paid to air- condition the library, and Danza helped the school raise money. But even without all that, Northeast High School principal Linda Carroll says she’d hire him again because he’s a gifted teacher.
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