Should Tony Danza teach kids?

School officials in Philadelphia will vote next week on whether to allow Tony Danza to begin teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High School. At stake: a proposed A&E reality series called Teach. This has 2007’s ill-fated Armed & Dangerous written all over it, except instead of letting LaToya Jackson enforce law, they’ll be letting Tony Danza teach kids. Hold up for a second:

Interesting. Also, are we sure 10th-grade English is the best fit for Tony Danza? I’d feel more comfortable if the former history major could teach a fun history elective (New Decade, Same Mullet?) or “Acting”…or even a cooking class. “Yo, Angela, Don’t Fill Up On the Antipasto!” Danza is a published author, after all….

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  • tammy

    If he is a former history major, shouldn’t he be teaching history instead of English?

  • Jelana

    Because in Philadelphia right now we are in dire need of more bad publicity…

  • E.B. Berman

    Should Tony Danza teach kids? I don’t know, is he even the boss? Shouldn’t we get to the bottom of that age-old query first?

  • Mindy

    He should only be allowed to teach if he is certified in that state to teach that subject.

  • Kia

    Teach the kids so he can exploit kids and show his skills for a tv audience that is willing to watch anything — me tinks that the kids wuld be better off wit a talking monkey – SNARK

  • ML

    Not to get a reality show.

  • Melinda65

    I think that giving teachers and their profession the spotlight is good. However: a) are Tony Danza and English really the best fit, and b) how conducive to learning can it be to have reality show cameras in the classroom?

  • Dave

    I would like to see the series go forward, but only if he teaches a full class load, and not just one class.
    I know, as someone who will be teaching 10th grade English this year, that I would watch the series.

  • MurMaz

    My sister has taught 8th grade English for over a decade. She spends a lot of time and energy creating a challenging curriculum and planning discussions for each class meeting. Allowing a non-teacher to waste the students’ time for how ever many weeks for a tv show would be criminal, and insulting to my sister and all teachers.

  • Shasta

    I don’t think kids under 18 should even be allowed on “reality” TV. However, I actually used the word “Extrava-danza” last week, and I died a little inside. In summary, this show would be awesome.

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