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Commentary: Tribute to My Sixth-Grade Teacher

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Brooks tells the story of his relationship with his sixth-grade teacher, who died tragically during the school holidays. He says Tanya Figueroa pushed him to be his best. Anthony Brooks comes to us through Radio Rookies at member station WNYC.

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Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, criminal justice, and urban affairs. He has also covered higher education for NPR, and during the 2000 presidential election he was one of NPR's lead political reporters, covering the campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court's Bush V. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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