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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 04:31 AM
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Who is "Teach for America" founder Wendy Kopp's spouse?
Edited on Fri Apr-16-10 04:57 AM by Hannah Bell
Why, it's KIPP CEO & former Edison Schools VP Richard Barth!

"In the early years of Teach for America, he was one of her closest aides. Today he runs the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, a charter school network that has won praise for turning low-achieving poor children into solid students."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/education/19teach.htm...



Marcello Stroud sent me TFAs 990 for fiscal 2008. It shows that TFA had revenues of $159 million in fiscal year 2008 and expenses of $124.5 million.

CEO and founder Wendy Kopp made $265,585, with an additional $17,027 in benefits and deferred compensation. She also made an additional $71,021 in compensation and benefits through the TFA-related organization Teach for All...

Its also interesting to look at the 990 for the KIPP Foundation, the charter school chain led by Richard Barth, a former Edison vice president and TFA staffer who also happens to be Kopps husband.

Barth made more than $300,000 in pay and benefits, bringing the Kopp/Barth household income to almost $600,000 for their work with TFA and KIPP. (In a 2008 article, the New York Times dubbed Kopp and Barth as a power couple in the world of education, emblematic of a new class of young social entrepreneurs seeking to reshape the United States educational landscape.)

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/24_03/24_03_TF...




Kopp/Barth wedding

Wendy Sue Kopp and Richard Barth Jr. were married yesterday at the Church of St. Thomas More in New York...

She is the daughter of Mary Pat and Jay D. Kopp of Palm Beach, Fla. Her parents, who are retired, owned Convention Guides Inc. in Dallas, a publisher of guides to Texas cities.

The bridegroom, 31, is the executive director of New York Achievement, an operator of Sylvan Learning Center franchises in New York City. He graduated from Harvard University.

He is a son of Mary Elizabeth and Richard Barth of Bedford, N.Y. His father retired as the chairman and chief executive of the Ciba-Geigy Corporation, the chemical and pharmaceuticals company.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/08/style/weddings-wendy-...



ImClone Systems adds Richard Barth to its Board of Directors

Mr. Barth is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including The Bank of New York; Bowater, Inc., and serves as Chairman of the board of trustees of New York Medical College.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1996_Oct... /



Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development:

Richard Barth, President, Chairman, and CEO (retired), Ciba-Geigy Corp.

http://clinton2.nara.gov/PCSD/Members /



Chemical Company Cited for Dumping

Ciba Geigy indicted for dumping toxic waste in ocean & landfill...35 indictments including conspiracy, tampering with records, and a host of violations of environmental law...

"We intend to defend ourselves" says Richard Barth, senior counsel & Vice-president...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1828&dat=19851025...



Kopp from Dallas society (she went to John Hinkley's top-rated high school), Barth son of a connected pharma exec....

wonder if they know the bushes? The world of education "reform" is so gosh-darn incestuous.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 05:29 AM
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 12:36 PM
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 06:28 AM
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2. plus one recommend.....
seems someone does`t like the truth this morning
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 09:08 AM
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3. Wow
I'm surprised the TfA and Edison Schools people are in bed together.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 09:35 AM
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4. It's all a racket

if it's capitalism, it's a racket.

k&r
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 06:18 PM
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6. Counterspin today discussed TFA's secrecy and paranoia.
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5

Thanks for your posts, K & R
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 07:56 PM
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7. interesting, thanks.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 08:16 PM
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8. k&r
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