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Teach For America’s Wendy Kopp Survives Colbert

By Alexander Russo — February 07, 2007 1 min read

Usually, Steven Colbert (of the Colbert Report) eviscerates his guests by turning their arguments on their heads and asking ridiculous questions. So much so that someone even wrote an article about how to survive a Colbert interview. But as others have noted he took it pretty easy on Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp last night.

Cobert managed to get in a couple of jabs -- that Kopp never actually did what she’s asking other folks to do, that Colbert is really the one who’s “teaching America,” that college grads should be out making money not helping kids, and that there’s no use -- some kids just don’t want to learn.

It won’t be so easy if and when Kopp agrees to be on the HotSeat. Then we’ll see what she’s really made of. Via TQATE and Eduwonk.

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