It's heartening to see an idealistic young person follow his dream to become a teacher. Given the political pressure on teachers' unions and public schools, this is a pretty gutsy thing to do. The Reading Eagle reports the story of his first day.
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Lee Walter hands out colored pencils during his first day as a full-time teacher at Brandywine Heights Middle School on Monday, Aug. 29, in Topton, Pa. Walter graduated from Albright College four years ago and went to work at a financial planning firm. But spending all day in a cubicle staring at spreadsheets wasn't for him, he said. So, he headed to Kutztown University for graduate work and to get certified to teach.