Mr. Langer was one of a kind

By Chuck Kajer

As someone who always read the newspaper from front to back, I was quick to sign up for Fran Langer's journalism class at New Prague High School.

I grew up just a few blocks from the Langers and knew who they were from an early age. As I got into high school, I learned that Mr. Langer was one of the more sought-after teachers at the school, and was also one of the most imitated. His mannerisms and gentle voice were easily mimicked.

Some students went into Mr. Langer's classes expecting not to have to do much work, that the class would be a breeze.

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