SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions

Toward the end of his speech in front of organized labor this past Monday in Land Park , Jerry Brown related his story as a young teacher of catechism.

In 1958, he entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary, intending to become a Catholic priest. Part of his education involved teaching in Oakland. (Paraphrasing) he said that he never had control of his class (it was uncontrollable) and he realized he wasn’t up to the task.

Brown ended his appearance by affirming a belief that teachers do the job that not many of us are able to do, and that right now teachers desperately need our support.


Written by scusdobserver

September 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

Posted in SCUSD Observer

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