Answering Teach For America’s Critics

Wendy Kopp, Teach for America

Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach For America, believes that many critics of her organization are misinformed about the thoroughness of the program. Kopp is willing to put Teach For America’s pre-service teacher training up against that of any other organization, and she believes their recruitment process constantly improves. Rather than being a “band-aid” to the education crisis, Kopp sees Teach For America as answering an urgent need that the nation can no longer wait to address.