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Wendy Kopp, Teach for America's Founder

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.

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