John Corcoran graduated from high school and college and then spent 17 years as a high school teacher without knowing how to read or write. How on earth did he pull that off? And why? This is his story.
All music in this episode by Paul Dreux Smith.
NOTE: This episode originally aired as two parts, on February 10, 2012 and February 22, 2012.
John in elementary school
John as Homecoming King, 1955
John as College Basketball Captain
John the High School teacher with his wife Kathy--now of 47 years
John's graduation from the University of Texas at El Paso, 1961
John Corcoran at the White House with President Bush in 1992, when he was appointed to the National Institute for Literacy
John delivering computers to kids through the John Corcoran Foundation