What is Teach for America?
Teach for America started as an undergraduate thesis for Wendy Kopp during her studies at Princeton University. According to the organization's website, Kopp believed numerous college students would be willing to assume teaching positions over more lucrative careers if the proper training corps was in place to prepare them. During its inception year in 1990, Teach for America trained 500 men and women to teach in six low-income communities around the United States. Today, that number has grown to 28,000, making Teach for America the largest provider of teachers to low-income areas.