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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Kopp Narrator: Kate Mulligan Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781611743937
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On the 20th anniversary of Teach for America, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned. The achievement gap can be closed, and there's nothing elusive about what it will take.Learn what works and what doesn't in providing an excell Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 1/15/2014

    " Perhaps I'll return to this book at some point in the future, but for now I'm going to give up and put it on my unfinished shelf. It's been a while since I last picked it up, but from what I recall the stories were good. The problem is that each chapter repeats the same pattern, and so the book became repetitive and boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/1/2014

    " Good overview of the education landscape and related challenges. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/25/2013

    " Selective use of data, focus on outliers and testimonials, not empirical supported "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Gripp | 12/24/2013

    " Highly optimistic read in regards to where education is going. Looks at transformational, systemic change from all levels of education, while using the Teach For America as foundation. Some good points, lots of repetition and ambiguity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 12/16/2013

    " Early on, I was excited about this book. About half way through, I realized its purpose was mainly for Wendy Kopp to brag about Teach for America. Excitement waned, and I found myself wishing she would share some great things their teachers were doing instead of just stating how great they've done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam Rice | 12/8/2013

    " There are some very important insights here, but they could have been squeezed into roughly 24, not 240, pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 11/30/2013

    " I liked her focus on the need for a comprehensive approach. She emphasizes the importance of administrative leadership and the inadequacy of relying only on better teachers, materials, or technology in turning around failing schools. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lea | 9/12/2013

    " Great to read after soaking in everything from last weekend's 20th Anniversary Summit. I appreciate the humility and honesty about what it will take to effect real change in ed reform and am, honestly, only further inspired to do my part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/19/2012

    " excellent book - very thought provoking - I probably would have rated it higher if I hadn't just seen her speak in DC. A lot of the ideas in her speech were in the book, so since I'd already heard it, it didn't have as much of an impact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Junkans | 7/20/2012

    " I really liked this book. I think it's a must-read for everyone, not just teachers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jax | 10/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed her first book. This one is not a "story" but more of a showcasing of people and programs. It was not exactly a page turner. Book gives names of key players in the field and connects some dots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/13/2011

    " Excellence requires effort, teamwork, and a passion for students. No magic bullets. No formulaic answers. That's what I thought! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberlin | 4/25/2011

    " The beautiful story of Teach For America's impact; why I'm grateful to be apart of such a compelling network! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/26/2011

    " I really liked this book. I think it's a must-read for everyone, not just teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/26/2011

    " excellent book - very thought provoking - I probably would have rated it higher if I hadn't just seen her speak in DC. A lot of the ideas in her speech were in the book, so since I'd already heard it, it didn't have as much of an impact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea | 1/20/2011

    " Great to read after soaking in everything from last weekend's 20th Anniversary Summit. I appreciate the humility and honesty about what it will take to effect real change in ed reform and am, honestly, only further inspired to do my part. "

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