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FROM THIS EPISODE

John Corcoran spent 17 years as a high school teacher without knowing how to read or write. This is the story of how he pulled it off and where it all led him in the end. In Part 1 of Corcoran's story, we heard about the crazy antics that got him through high school  and college despite being illiterate. In this next and final chapter we hear how he took the art of deception to a whole new level when he became a high school teacher. This is the story of how he did it, why he did, and what happened when he finally came clean.

 

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John's graduation from the University of Texas at El Paso, 1961

 

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John Corcoran at the White House with President Bush in 1992,
when he was appointed to the National Institute for Literacy


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John delivering computers to kids through the John Corcoran Foundation

 

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John delivering computers to kids through the John Corcoran Foundation

 

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John and Kathy, his wife of 47 years

Producers:
Lea Thau

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