Book Discussion on A Chance to Make History
Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All… read more
Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs, 2011). In her book the founder of Teach for America recounts the creation of the organization in 1990 and its goal to diminish educational inequality. Ms. Kopp reports on the over 25,000 teachers that have taught in low-income areas with Teach for America and presents her thoughts on the current state of education policy in the United States. Wendy Kopp discussed her book with author and New Yorker staff writer, Malcolm Gladwell. She also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Paul Holdengraber moderated.
“"Teach For America” Revolution: A Catalyst for Education Reform?" was part of the LIVE from the NYPL series at the Celeste Bartos Forum of The New York Public Library. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Gladwell, Malcolm Staff Writer New Yorker Magazine
- Holdengraber, Paul Director New York Public Library->LIVE from the NYPL
- Kopp, Wendy Founder and President Teach for America
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