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Oprah Winfrey: Back To School... To Teach?

Oprah Teaching

First Posted: 07/07/11 12:29 PM ET Updated: 09/06/11 06:12 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey has announced that she'll be returning to school this fall: to teach.

The course, "It's Life 101," will be taught to 12th grade students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. She opened the school in 2007, and she says her new course will be about everything she wishes she had been taught about how the world works, according to a note on her Facebook page.

She adds that the experience will be fun since she loves teaching, and says the students are like "sponges" who are anxious and excited to go to college -- many who feel the pressure as the first to attend secondary school in their families.

From PopEater:

"I now stress to my girls that education prepares you to have options. Without it you have none. Just took a walk around the neighborhood watching sprinklers on the back lawn ... (I love sprinklers) Made me think about the red dirt road I traveled from Mississippi (no sprinklers) to the here and now ... And how that journey could have only been possible in the USA."
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