As a teacher at a Florida magnet school, David Menasche developed “the priority list” to help his students understand the motivations of Shakespeare’s characters. What does Othello value? What about Iago? Students began to think about their own priorities.
After fighting a deadly brain cancer for six years, losing most of his vision and some of his memory, Menasche had to quit teaching. He traveled the country to talk to former students. He wanted to know if he’d made a difference. The Priority List is the story of his journey.