Social Entrepreneurship Changing Education [Entire Talk] - Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)

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Learning Curves Never End - Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)
Date: 1/12/2011
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: CEO and Founder Wendy Kopp discusses Teach For America's challenge to face major organizational learning curves, in its early years. Kopp describes how this process continues, as the organization continues to try and better answer questions around issues of recruitment, training, professional development, management, and financing.

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