Managing Teach For America

…my senior year in college —

I just couldn’t find the thing that I really wanted to do. And that led me into a funk for the first time in my life.

And that’s what ultimately led me to this. Because I thought, “You know what I’d want to do?” Having never previously even contemplated teaching, I thought, “I’m going to go teach in New York City.” And I started exploring it and realized what a maze it was to try to teach in New York City.

That’s what led me to realize: You know what? We should recruit people to teach in low-income communities as aggressively as people were being recruited at the time to work on Wall Street.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/business/05corner.html

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