Who’s the Boss? star Tony Danza is “going back” to teaching in A&E’s new reality TV show, Teach. The show chronicles Danza’s experience as a full-time English teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia during the 2009-2010 school year. “Teaching is something I always wanted to do. Getting the opportunity to do it at Northeast High School and seeing the difference a teacher can make was really a dream come true,” said Danza, who has a degree in history education from the University of Dubuque in Iowa.
“I hope the series shows what it’s actually like to be a teacher in a public school in America, and shines a light on some of the problems facing us all as we try to educate our children,” he continued. “I also hope it might inspire other people to think about how they might help.”
It seems like he’s getting all the ups and downs of a first-year teacher. Back in March he told the LA Times that he cried three times during his first week in the classroom, however he came to love the job and hopes others will be encouraged to teach. The show premieres October 1st on A&E.
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