To all the TFA critics out there, here's my pitch: TFA isn't going away. So why not pressure them to wield their power and influence in a way that might actually prove more productive?
All Blog Posts With Teach for America Tag or Category
October 31, 2014
October 09, 2014
The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.
October 07, 2014
What is the damage done by TFA's claims that their program is as good or better than college- and university-based programs? Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss.
October 06, 2014
Julian Vasquez Heilig and I have both been critical of Teach For America. But we tend to take different positions on the overall impact of organization.
September 03, 2014
A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.
August 27, 2014
Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.
August 20, 2014
James Foley, the missing American photojournalist who was executed this week by the Islamic State militant group operating in Iraq and Syria, was known for his courage and dedication to humane causes. He was also a former teacher.
August 11, 2014
TFA's newest corps is its most diverse ever, with fully half identifying as people of color.
July 11, 2014
A Teach For America initiative is recruiting more Native Americans to teach in low-income schools.
May 13, 2014
Although we hold different positions, we do agree that training matters and that current policy rhetoric is sometimes irresponsible.