Teach! Tries For More Reach

EDUCATIONAL BARNSTORMER Wendy S. Kopp is about to unveil a project that's bound to rile teachers' unions. Five years ago, fresh out of Princeton University, she founded the Peace Corps-like Teach For America, which recruits new BAs to teach in public schools for a few years without conventional teacher training. The new project, Teach!, aims to recruit and train teachers on a larger scale. The nonprofit program will seek recruits aged 25 and up who intend to teach as a career. For each teacher trained and placed, Teach! will charge about $8,000--half from the teacher and half from the school district. Teach For America is funded by grants.

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