The State of Education Reform

Wendy Kopp, Teach for America

Teach For America CEO and Founder Wendy Kopp is amazed at where educational reform is today, compared to where it once was in America. As an example, in the past, it would have been challenging to find evidence showing that schools can overcome the socio-economic disadvantages of their students, says Kopp. She states that evidence now shows this to be possible, and while questions of how to scale successful models persist, Kopp believes there are reasons to be optimistic about making fundamental changes to the education system.