Deborah Kenny started the Harlem Village Academy in 2003 after her husband's untimely death left her searching for a new life purpose.
The academy has since blossomed into three schools with more than 700 children who are helping low-income students beat the odds in New York's public education system.
Bill Cosby, an ardent education activist, sat down with Kenny to ask her about how she views public education.
Read more about their conversation at Oprah.com.
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