About the Book

One Day, All Children…

One Day, All Children…

The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way
April 2003
Trade Paperback · 208 Pages
$14.99 U.S. · $18.50 CAN · £7.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781586481797


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From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children… , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools. One Day, All Children& is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement—a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.

About the Author

Wendy Kopp is the founder and chairwoman of the board at  Teach For America, the co-founder and chief executive of Teach For All, and the author of A Chance to Make History. She lives in New York City.