Teaching for Ferguson: Volunteer Educators Give Lessons in Compassion

Looking for ways to help amid chaos and violence, teachers from across the country are setting up makeshift classes.

Brittany Packnett, the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis and a former teacher, said she was on the ground in Ferguson, protesting against the police, when she saw Pace’s photo and was inspired. Using her contacts in Teach for America, the national organization, she put out the call for teachers to come to Ferguson—and dozens of them responded, helping Pace and other local teachers set up a substitute school.


By Joseph Williams