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A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All

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Since 1990, Teach For America has been building a movement to end educational inequity in America. Now its founder, Wendy Kopp, shares the lessons learned from the experiences of more than 25,000 teachers and alumni who have taught and led schools in low-income communities during those years. A Chance to Make History cuts through the noise of today’s debates to describe precisely what it will take to provide transformational education—education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by children’s socioeconomic backgrounds.
 
Sharing her experiences in some of the country’s most underserved communities, Kopp introduces leaders at the classroom, school, and system levels who, driven by passionate belief in their students’ potential, have set out to accomplish what most think impossible. Their inspiring stories show how we can provide children facing all the challenges of poverty with an excellent education, and that doing so involves the same ingredients that account for success in any endeavor: visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them.
 
Kopp’s experiences and insights also shine light on why we have not made more progress against educational inequity—how and why the intense but misguided quest for easy answers actually distracts from the hard work of expanding on the growing pockets of success in low-income communities—and on what we need to do now to increase the pace of change.
 
America’s failure to educate millions of children to fulfill their potential is a crisis that strikes at our fundamental ideals and health as a nation. A Chance to Make History offers tangible evidence that we can change direction and provide all children the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

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On Teach For Americas twentieth anniversary, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned: The achievement gap can be closed, and theres nothing elusive about what it will take

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“Kopp spotlights particularly effective teachers and techniques that have helped poor children from underperforming schools to exceed standards and get into college...[and] offers lessons that are widely applicable.” —More Magazine

Synopsis:

Since 1990, Teach For America has been building a movement to end educational inequity in America. Now its founder, Wendy Kopp, shares the lessons learned from the experiences of more than 25,000 teachers and alumni who have taught and led schools in low-income communities during those years. She introduces leaders at the classroom, school, and system levels who, driven by passionate belief in their students potential, have accomplished what most think impossible, exercising visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them. A Chance to Make History cuts through the noise of todays debates to describe precisely what it will take to provide transformational education—education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by childrens socioeconomic backgrounds.

About the Author

Wendy Kopp is the founder and chairwoman of the board at  Teach For America, the co-founder and chief executive of Teach For All, and the author of One Day, All Children. She lives in New York City.

Steven Farr, Teach for America’s vice president for knowledge development and public engagement, is also the author of Teaching as Leadership.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610391047
Author:
Kopp, Wendy
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Organizations & Institutions
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Subject:
Educational Reform
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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On Teach For Americas twentieth anniversary, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned: The achievement gap can be closed, and theres nothing elusive about what it will take
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“Kopp spotlights particularly effective teachers and techniques that have helped poor children from underperforming schools to exceed standards and get into college...[and] offers lessons that are widely applicable.” —More Magazine
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Since 1990, Teach For America has been building a movement to end educational inequity in America. Now its founder, Wendy Kopp, shares the lessons learned from the experiences of more than 25,000 teachers and alumni who have taught and led schools in low-income communities during those years. She introduces leaders at the classroom, school, and system levels who, driven by passionate belief in their students potential, have accomplished what most think impossible, exercising visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them. A Chance to Make History cuts through the noise of todays debates to describe precisely what it will take to provide transformational education—education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by childrens socioeconomic backgrounds.
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