Wednesday, August 5, 2009

An Unfailing Belief in the Power of Teaching

An inspiring article from 2006, about a Harvard Law School graduate who left a Wall Street law firm to become an educator.

...Dr. Alonso’s realm is the mystical art of teaching young minds. Reflecting on this, in an interview at the Education Department headquarters in Lower Manhattan, Dr. Alonso quoted the Spanish poet and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno. “At some point, it is inevitable that you find yourself and it is up to you to determine whether that moment, that encounter will be about gladness or about sorrow.”

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