Want to Learn? Go Teach

December 12, 2008 | The University

Laughter carried Frank McCourt through 30 years of teaching English literature to more than 12,000 students in the New York City school system. “Teenagers are crazy, and I was in hysterics half of the time,” said McCourt, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Angela’s Ashes,” and other critically acclaimed works. “At the end of a day of teaching you have 175 stories because they are always up to something.” McCourt delivered the fall Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at City College with a talk entitled, “If You Want to Know Yourself, Go Teach.”

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