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.
"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"
|The Thesis||p. 3|
|Suspending the Laws of the Universe||p. 13|
|When Idealism Isn't Enough||p. 49|
|New Ideas||p. 73|
|The Dark Years||p. 77|
|Big Decisions||p. 103|
|Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel||p. 115|
|Upward Spiral||p. 127|
|Taking Stock||p. 147|
|Realizing the Vision||p. 157|
|The Decade Ahead||p. 181|
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Audience: Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd April 2003
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.1 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1