A Chance to Make History: A Book Discussion with Wendy Kopp
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Join Teach For America • Baltimore and The Enoch Pratt Free Library as Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp discusses her new book, A Chance to Make History, with Freeman Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland Baltimore County and accomplished civil rights leader.
This event is free and open to the public. However, because space is limited, you must register for the event to be guaranteed access to seating. The Ivy Bookshop will be selling books on site, and a book signing by the author will take place at the conclusion of 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.