Archive: John W. Poole

From Class Clown to Head of the Class

Star AP teacher Frazier O'Leary learned the value of education the hard way. He never gave school much thought until he played the worst season of his college baseball career the year the scouts had their eyes on him. He began teaching English and coaching sports in DC soon after. And 35 years later, he's still at it - and nationally known as one of the best in the country at challenging and inspiring kids in struggling high schools.

By John W. Poole | December 21, 2006; 03:46 PM ET | Email a Comment

In Michigan, the Unemployed Seek Help

Michigan is the epicenter of American manufacturing, but cutbacks at the Big Three are pushing the economy into a tailspin. For this assignment, I hung out at one of the state unemployment offices for a few days and listened to people who'd just lost their jobs talk about how bleak the situation really is.

By John W. Poole | December 15, 2006; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (1)


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