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Tony Danza's teaching project shut down in New York, relocates to Philly

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 21st 2009 5:08PM
Tony DanzaI've been following the progress of this for a little while. A&E has been working with Tony Danza to follow him as he spends a year teaching 10th grade English. Originally set up in Yonkers, New York, the show was shut down after the pilot was shot when the New York school board pulled out of the project. Adrift and without a home for awhile, the team stuck at it until Philadelphia came on board this past Wednesday and agreed to host the show.

This isn't a spoiled celebrity getting up to antics, though; Danza is serious about being a good educator to these kids. Before he got into acting, he procured a degree in education. In other words, this is a real-life documentary about a first-year teacher. He just happens to be Tony Danza.

The teaching profession is one of the most underpaid and under-appreciated professions in this country, so I applaud Danza for stepping into that arena so sincerely. I'm already more interested in his struggles in this arena than I will ever be about the pampered whining rich brats of [insert so many show names here].

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tracey

Didn't the City of Philadelphia learn its lesson about reality shows with Parking Wars? Why don't the just do a reality show called The 700 Level, featuring the drunken idiots in the cheap seats of the stadiums?

August 23 2009 at 8:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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