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Discussion with Wendy Kopp, Founder & CEO of Teach for America ('89)

Through engaging stories from the front-lines of the achievement gap in America, Wendy Kopp offers a provocative exploration of what's driving the unprecedented success in a growing number of low income communities' classrooms, schools and districts.

The Commonwealth Club of California is hosting a discussion with Wendy Kopp, Founder & CEO of Teach for America and author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All.

On Teach for America's 20th anniversary, Kopp draws on the experiences of the organization's 25,000 teachers and alumni who, driven by passionate belief in their students' potential, have set out to accomplish what most think is impossible.  Through engaging stories from the front-lines of the achievement gap in America, she offers a provocative exploration of what's driving the unprecedented success in a growing number of low income communities' classrooms, schools and districts.

Kopp cuts through the noise of today's debates to describe precisely what it will take to provide transformational education - eduation that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by children's socioeconomic backgrounds and America's future. 

Details: 

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm check-in; 7:00 pm program; 8:00 pm book signing

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall - Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

Pricing / RSPV: $12 for Commonwealth Club Members; $20 for non Commonwealth Club Member -- To sign up call 1-800-847-7730 or register online here


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