Born in Monroeville, Alabama on August 31, 1936, Marva Collins became one of the most influential teachers and education activists of the 20th century. Working to gain equal access to quality education for African-American students, she started her own school in Chicago and founded a style of education that came to be known as the Collins Method.Dr. Marva Collins is a pioneering school founder and education activist whose methods have transformed the lives of thousands of students. The Collins Method focused on phonics, math, reading, English and the Classics.
RIP Dr. Marva Collins 08-31-1936-06-24-2015
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