A Chance to Make History: A Book Talk with Wendy Kopp Sponsored by The Detroit Free Press
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Join us as Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp discusses her new book, A Chance to Make History, with Brian Dickerson, the Deputy Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit Free Press.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale at the event.
About the Book:
In A Chance to Make History, Wendy Kopp shares what she has learned in her twenty years at the center of a growing movement to end educational inequity in America.
Kopp shows that we can provide children in low income urban and rural communities with an education that transforms their life prospects, if we engage in the hard work required to achieve extraordinary outcomes in any endeavor - establishing ambitious visions for success; developing capable teams to pursue the vision; building strong cultures of achievement and management systems that foster continuous improvement; and above all, doing whatever it takes to achieve the desired outcomes. Offering insights and recommendations that may surprise Teach For America’s champions and critics alike, A Chance to Make History sets forth what it will take to "scale up" the growing number of examples of education trumping poverty.
All author proceeds from the book will support Teach For America corps members in urban and rural communities.
When & Where
Teach For America - Detroit
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
In the short run, our corps members work relentlessly to ensure that more students growing up today in our country's lowest-income communities are given the educational opportunities they deserve. In the long run, our alumni are a powerful force of leaders working from inside education and from every other sector to effect the fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.