Past Event

Wendy Kopp: Eliminating Education Inequality

Wed, May 6 2009 - 6:00pm

Eliminating Education Inequality

Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder, Teach for America; Author, One Day, All Children

Kathryn Baron, Journalism Fellow, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, UC Berkeley; Past Host, "The California Report," KQED; Six-Time Winner, Education Writer Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting; Recipient, Armstrong Award for Radio Documentary - Moderator

Kopp wrote her thesis on the idea of creating a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in the neediest communities and become education leaders. This vision has grown into Teach for America, reaching more than 400,000 students this year. Where does education fall on the list of the country’s priorities? Kopp provides thoughts on improving early education and expanding learning opportunities for children.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese/networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members
Also know: Program Generously Sponsored By Visa

WENDY KOPP

CEO and Founder, Teach for America; Author, One Day, All Children

Eliminating Education Inequality

Kathryn Baron, Journalism Fellow, UC Berkeley - Moderator

Kopp wrote her thesis on the creation of a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in the neediest communities and become education leaders. This vision has grown into Teach for America, reaching more than 400,000 students this year. Where does education fall on the list of the country’s priorities? Kopp talks about improving early education and expanding learning opportunities.