JK tops another poll
November 16, 2007 at 12:36 PM ET
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Once again Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has topped a poll. This time JK was chosen as the number one celebrity America would most like to have as a substitute educator for a day.
Ms. Rowling garnered 25 percent of the vote in a poll by the National Education Association (NEA) and president Reg Weaver said:
Teachers make magic every day in the classroom when they educate youngsters. J.K. Rowling has brought her own magic touch to millions of children by sparking their interest and cultivating a love of reading. Now that the Harry Potter series has come to a close, perhaps Ms. Rowling would like to join the teaching corps -- even if just for a day -- and keep the adventure alive.
Runners-up include Microsoft founder Bill Gates (23 percent), golf superstar Tiger Woods (21 percent), Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera (18 percent) and movie director/producer Steven Spielberg (13 percent).