Teach for America

February 17th, 2011

The world of education reform is moving at perhaps its fastest rate in decades. Social Entrepreneurship, public/private partnerships, and an ever growing body of knowledge about what works in transforming schools and creating educational success, creates unique opportunities. The very notion that it is schools that can transcend broader public policy issues and transform whole communities out of a traditionally endless cycle of poverty, is a new paradigm. Nowhere has all of this been proven with greater skill, certainty and results then with Teach for America.

In twenty years Teach for America has arguably reshaped our old, tried notions of education and what can be accomplished. Wendy Kopp, the Founder and CEO of Teach for America has written A Chance to Make History: to mark that twentieth anniversary. My conversation with Wendy Kopp: