Want to Learn? Go Teach

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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