Serving Needy Schools, Brothers and Sisters of the 21st Century
By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN - Published: October 19, 2012
TUCSON — On the Sunday night before his ninth week as a teacher, Daniel Ranschaert sat down to a communal dinner of tortilla casserole with his housemates. All eight of them had come to this desert city after finishing college in the Midwest. They share a rented home, modest paychecks and a commitment to educate the poor, the struggling and the striving in Tucson’s Catholic schools.
Before eating, the young teachers made the sign of the cross, clasped hands and said grace.