Shaping Our Future

Kira Orange Jones: All Children Deserve the Opportunity to Achieve

The Teach For America leader talks about the future of education

“In one of the most wealthy countries in this world, there are still communities and districts that you can predict with 98% accuracy the likelihood of a child going to and through college successfully based on their zip code in kindergarten,” says Kira Orange Jones, Teach for America’s executive director in New Orleans. “And that is a crime.”

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina ravaging New Orleans, the education visionary talks about innovation and challenges in the classroom.

Read Walter Isaacson on Kira Orange Jones for the 2015 TIME 100.

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