Carroll invited to Teach for America
"Teach for America is an opportunity to serve my country for two years by entering a school district where the achievement gap is holding students back from reaching their full potential," said Carroll. "Teaching history also gives me a chance to, in some small way, address another problem our country's youth faces — a growing lack of civic education," he added.
Carroll said he has seen firsthand the impact educational inequality has had on the nation through various community service projects during his four years as a student at the University of Louisville.
Teach for America takes some of the nation's top graduating college students and places them in under-performing districts to address educational inequity. A competitive organization, TFA takes just 9 percent of all applicants.
Three other McConnell Scholars have joined the TFA corps. Justin Tooley, a 2008 McConnell Scholar graduate, taught economics and public policy in Memphis. Tristan "Dani" Smith and Andrew Murphy, both 2009 McConnell Scholar graduates, are currently completing assignments in St. Louis and Las Vegas, respectively.