One Day, All Children. . .: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned along the Way / Edition 1

One Day, All Children. . .: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned along the Way / Edition 1

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by Wendy Kopp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586481797

ISBN-13: 9781586481797

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: PublicAffairs


From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most

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From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools.

One Day, All Children… is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement--a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586481797
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
721,792
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
1The Thesis3
2Suspending the Laws of the Universe13
3When Idealism Isn't Enough49
4New Ideas73
5The Dark Years77
6Big Decisions103
7Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel115
8Upward Spiral127
9Taking Stock147
10Realizing the Vision157
11The Decade Ahead181
Afterword187

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