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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The teacher who couldn't read or write

Of course he's a public school teacher in California.

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell.
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He cheated his way through high school, receiving his diploma in June 1956.

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He stole tests and pursuaded friends to complete his assignments. Corcoran earned an athletic scholarship to Texas Western College. He said his cheating intensified, claiming he cheated in every class.
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In 1961, Corcoran graduated with a bachelor's degree in education, while still illiterate he contends. He then went on to become a teacher during a teacher shortage.

"When I graduated from the university, the school district in El Paso, where I went to school, gave almost all the college education graduates a job," said Corcoran. For 17 years Corcoran taught high school for the Oceanside School District. Relying on teacher's assistants for help and oral lesson plans, he said he did a great job at teaching his students.

1 Comments:

Blogger Chamomiles Davis said...

They say those who can, do, and those who can't, teach.

11:13 AM  

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