Conversation with Teach For America Founder

If anyone wants to learn about Teach For America beyond the flashy posters, here’s a chance. I was initially turned off by their corporate aesthetic but have decided that they do really good work. On top of bringing teachers to districts that need them and giving future leaders experience working in under-resourced schools, TFA has done more in recent years to start conversations about educational inequality than any other organization I’ve encountered.

Achieving Educational Equity:
A Conversation with Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp launched Teach For America twenty years ago to address a great injustice in America – the disparity of educational opportunities provided to low-income children and their wealthier peers. Learn more about this pressing social issue while hearing first-hand from Teach For America’s founder and CEO.

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors, backgrounds, and career interests who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.    •    Learn more about Teach For America by attending an upcoming online event. •    Full salary and benefits. Relocation funding available. Federal student loans deferred during two years of service (learn more).    •    All majors and professional experiences.

I should probably mention that I’ll be teaching through TFA next year in Colorado.  I’d be glad to chat about it or talk critiques/concerns; feel free to shoot me an email (nwotton at wes).

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