- A Reuters report identifies 12 alumni from the Teach for America program who have gone on to found their own companies and move into positions of leadership in education.
- TFA alums include Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, who co-founded the KIPP charter school network, as well as Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of public schools in Washington D.C.
- Additionally, TFA is in the process of building a new organization, Leadership for Educational Equity, which will work to get TFA alumni into position of influence.
From the article:
From the start, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp predicted that joining TFA would be life-changing for her recruits. They might not stay in the classroom after their two-year commitment, but she was certain many would devote their lives to education. She was right. ...