Getting to the boson of things

As a follow-up to my last tongue-in-cheek post on the Higgs Boson of teaching I came upon an article in El Pais on yet another teacher who left his mark. The inhabitants of a small village in Granada, Gabia la Grande, are remembering and celebrating the life of one of their own, Antonio Rodriguez Espinosa, born in 1876. Self-educated he became a teacher and also a republican. Like many others I imagine. Why do people want this teacher to be remembered? Why do people feel he has been forgotten and neglected? There are probably thousands of teachers equally neglected for their influence on students. This particular one, however, had a very special student: the poet Federico Garcia Lorca and the feeling is that his influence on the poet, his importance in introducing the young lad to the world of literature and poetry is often undervalued: like the work of so many teachers. Original article in Spanish: http://tinyurl.com/csujdj8

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