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Backstage: Backstage with MALCOLM GLADWELL & WENDY KOPP

February 8, 2011

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Go backstage with Wendy Kopp who has developed a clear, and to some surprising, perspective on what it will take to realize our nation’s vision of educational excellence and equity for all children. As laid out in her new book, A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education For All, Wendy Kopp’s experiences with tens of thousands of teachers and other leaders in urban and rural communities has deepened her conviction that we can accomplish something unprecedented in our nation’s history and unprecedented around the world – we can provide children facing the socioeconomic challenges that come along with growing up in low-income urban and rural communities with an education that transforms their life prospects.