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Teach For America CEO Wendy Kopp on realizing educational opportunities for all:
What we've learned about the problem of educational inequity in the 20 years since Teach For America was founded
How we can close the achievement gap
The path to educational opportunity for all
Wendy Kopp is founder and CEO of Teach For America, which is working to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. This year 48,000 individuals of all academic majors applied to Teach For America; more than 8,000 corps members in the midst of two-year teaching commitments taught in 39 urban and rural regions nationwide; and 20,000 alumni continued working toward educational excellence and equity from positions both inside and outside the education system.
Kopp is also CEO and co-founder of Teach For All, which is seeking to accelerate and increase the impact of this model in a growing number of countries around the world. She is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All.
Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America, asserts that teachers can empower students by better utilizing technology. She recommends the use of high tech progress tracking systems, saying that more precise data would motivate students and parents to make and reach goals.