This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty provided by Steve.

publication date: Monday, October 9, 2017 (part of Fall 2017)

category: Education

clue: Although she turned down the office of Secretary of Education, she was renowned for fostering expectations of excellence in inner city children many of whom others saw as unteachable.

explanation: Marva Collins became disillusioned with teaching in Chicago and started her own school in her home, providing intense instruction to disadvantaged students. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Elaine Beckland


Similar Goos

Coco Chanel

Best known for the fifth fragrance, she may also have been the developer of the famous little black dress. Go »

Rose McGowan

Her roles in Charmed, Grindhouse, and Scream were not as important as her role in taking down Harvey Weinstein. Go »

Keke Palmer

She's been in two movies about epochs, two TV shows about screaming, and two albums about waking up. Go »

Zsa Zsa Gabor

This Hungarian beauty remains better remembered for her controversial off-screen life, including marrying nine men and slapping one cop, than she does for starring in movies like Moulin Rouge. Go »

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson

This child beauty pageant contestant briefly became a cable TV ratings hit, until her Mama took up with a child predator. Go »

V V Brown

This British singer would be known for putting the Vs in the words leave and love, but this shark may want to talk about this with you if you can't solve this answer in the water. Go »