Wendy Kopp: We have never attempted to say that this is the one way all teachers should come into the profession.  That’s really not what we do, and it’s not what we believe.  We are channeling an additional stream of folks. We need every additional person who has the motivation and the ability to meet the extra needs of kids in our lowest-income communities. So we’re one additional stream of those folks. Contrary to popular perception, we invest a tremendous amount in their training, and in their ongoing professional development, and as the studies show, they do succeed with their kids. At the same time, there really is this very crucial long-term impact. I think it’s hard for people to get their head around the big idea of Teach For America. But all you have to do is teach in today’s classrooms to realize we’re not going to solve this problem through classroom teaching alone.  This is a much bigger problem. We need to change the way schools are run and set up.  We need to change the way school systems are designed.  We need to take some of the pressure off of schools. If we don’t figure out how to improve economies, how to better support the families that are growing up in poverty through stronger social services, stronger public health, we’re never going to get where we’re trying to go. So that’s really what Teach For America is working to do.  On the one hand, to provide an additional stream of teachers, alongside others, making no comment. We’re here at the Loyola Marymount School of Education, which is one of our greatest partners in the world, which we think does incredible work.  So our effort isn’t meant to be a competitive force to Schools of Ed.  It’s meant to be a way to develop a generation of leaders who will work, not only through an initial two year commitment, but through the rest of their lives, to take on the root causes of a very systemic problem.