Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yale awards David Levin and Mike Feinberg - Doctor of Humane Letters

Yale University awarded David Levin and Mike Feinberg Doctor of Humane Letters today.  Kudos!  This is what the President of Yale read:


You are an educational entrepreneur and visionary. After college, you set out on a road trip to Houston to Teach for America and ended up cofounding a series of charter schools. You have helped poor children achieve impressive levels of academic success and understand that knowledge is, indeed, power. You have created a movement with now more than eighty schools serving over 16,000 students. You are showing how classrooms can be transformed, and promise of public education fulfilled for our country. Most importantly, you are improving the lives of thousands of children, transmitting your own love of learning and affirming the ability of your students. We know that you practice what you teach: Work hard. Be nice. And we are pleased to confer on you the degree of DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS.

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