Please join KLRU's Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp.
Date: May 4
Time: Taping starts at 4:15 p.m.; Doors open at 4.
Location: KLRU's Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP.
Wendy Kopp founded Teach For America after developing the idea for her senior thesis at Princeton. The concept: give high-achieving college grads a crash course in teaching, then place them in low-income schools for two-year commitments. The program launched with 500 teachers in 1990, and now has more than 8,000 teachers. It’s a hot employer for new undergrads. Last year, more than 46,000 applied, including 12% of all Ivy League seniors. Kopp is also author of the recent bestseller A Chance to Make History, which explores ideas for ending inequality in education.
Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks - great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard