Teach for America started off as a pile of paper – it was Wendy Kopp’s undergraduate thesis in 1989. Since then, that essay has turned into a nationwide organization that sends college grads to low-income neighborhoods to teach for 2-year stints. There are over 8000 TFA teachers today in 60 different cities. With the recession, more people are applying to be teachers – but only 12% are accepted. Founder Wendy Kopp talks about education policy, what makes a good teacher, and how we can improve schools in Nevada.
Wendy Kopp speaks on Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, on the corner of Flamingo and Swenson.