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One Day, All Children... : The Unlikely Triumph Of Teach For America And What I Learned Along The Way - Wendy Kopp

One Day, All Children...

The Unlikely Triumph Of Teach For America And What I Learned Along The Way

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2003
ISBN: 9781586481797
Number Of Pages: 208

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From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools.

One Day, All Children… is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement--a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.

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"A diary for a social entrepreneur, an inspiring how-to guide for young people with big dreams, a thoughtful tale of the ups and downs of a decade at the stunningly successful non-profit organization"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Thesisp. 3
Suspending the Laws of the Universep. 13
When Idealism Isn't Enoughp. 49
New Ideasp. 73
The Dark Yearsp. 77
Big Decisionsp. 103
Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnelp. 115
Upward Spiralp. 127
Taking Stockp. 147
Realizing the Visionp. 157
The Decade Aheadp. 181
Afterwordp. 187
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ISBN: 9781586481797
ISBN-10: 1586481797
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1