My thoughts on the teacher income gap

On Tuesday, Education Week reported that a recent study from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OEDC) found teachers in the U.S. make less than 60 cents on the dollar compared to others at their education level. This means today’s college graduates have less incentive to become K-12 teachers in the U.S. than ever before. It’s no wonder that U.S. academic achievement lags behind that of their peers in other countries. And yet we remain shocked that among the 35 members of the OED, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science.

We need to stop being…

Today Clark is live! The Clark App and Tutor Profiles are now available to the public, and I couldn’t be more excited about what this means for the independent education community.

Clark is a virtual assistant for tutors. I co-founded Clark with Sam Gimbel, and together we are starting a tutoring revolution.

Our team has been hard at work building Clark into something that is unlike anything you have seen in the tutoring industry before, putting the power of a full tutoring business in the hands of every independent educator.

With the DeVos confirmation, uncertainty around the public school system…

When I was a senior in college (and thought I was still about to become the next Katie Couric) I interned at the local NBC affiliate, KNTV. In early 2008 I did a ride along in the station’s news truck to Berkeley to hear then Senator Obama speak. There was a crowd, but not a remarkably large one, standing around an amphitheater in a community park. There, standing in-between camera tripods, I heard Obama speak for the first time.

I remember being so moved that I cried. I remember feeling like everything he had to say was exactly right. I…

I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Human Ventures as Chief Growth Officer during this exciting time for the company. I just wrapped up more than two years of leading development at Pencils of Promise, and I’m pumped to take on the challenge of building tech companies that will have positive impact on society.

During my time in the nonprofit sector, I witnessed the growing trend of founders applying business principles to the way nonprofits tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. …

Megan O'Connor

CEO and co-founder of @HiClarkTutors, former Director of Development @PencilsOfPromis, advocate for social entrepreneurship and education.

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