Parents' Guide to

Teach: Tony Danza

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teaching is Danza's most challenging and rewarding role.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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Mr. Danza is attempting to ACT like a teacher. As an ex-teacher, he doesn't have a clue.

Is It Any Good?

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The seven-part series, which was filmed during the 2009-2010 school year, offers an insightful look into the emotional journey that teachers make when starting out in the profession. It also highlights the endless challenges that teachers -- especially those working in urban education -- face every day. Meanwhile, Danza, who has a college degree in history education, uses the project as a way to inspire students to stay in school and make something of their lives.

Watching Danza struggle through his first year of teaching isn't always easy, especially when he's faced with disinterested and/or difficult students, concerned parents, and pressure from administrators who question both his teaching ability and his motives for being there. But what he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to his students. What he gives them is an education -- what he gives viewers is an honest look at both the challenges and the rewards that the teaching profession has to offer.

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