Clipped From The Courier-Journal
TOM DORSEY TV-RADIO CRITIC Walt Disney hands out its annual "Teacher of the Year" awards to 36 men and women across the nation tonight. Robert Bronger Jr. of South Oldham High School is one of those being honored at 7 o'clock on The Disney Channel (TKR-24). Bronger, who is a health and physical education teacher at the school near Crestwood, Ky., was District Coach of the Year in 1993. His application for the Disney award was selected by a national panel of educators. ijHe has won several other honors foircoaching, but the Disney award cites his work as a counselor who has helped students through personal and family crises. ; .The citation says he has an open-door policy that makes it easy for students to talk with him. "My bottom line is simple," Bronger says. "If it's best for the kids, I am going to do it." Robert Bronger Jr. Oldham County teacher wins Disney award Grads and jobs One of the underlying causes of the election blitz that buried Democrats last week reportedly was a belief among Americans that the economy isn't in very good shape no matter what government statistics show. This belief is driven home by an MTV poll revealing that almost 80 percent of people 18- to 24-years-old think the economy is in fair to poor condition. The poll is part of a job special tonight, "Help Not Wanted," at 10 on TKR-37. If you're going to be a high school or college graduate in the next year, this is a downbeat, almost depressing program, but worth watching as a warning. It's true that the job market isn't l2llm3 educa-.