Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp

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Education pioneer Wendy Kopp took her senior thesis from college and turned it into Teach for America, an organization that has since changed the classroom experience for half a million schoolchildren. Her new book, "A Chance to Make History," tackles educational inequality. Kopp joins us to discuss her ideas for reform.

TIME Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in 2008.


Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America