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May 13, 2014

Alternate Routes Into Teaching: Promises and Pitfalls

Although we hold different positions, we do agree that training matters and that current policy rhetoric is sometimes irresponsible.

April 17, 2014

Former TFA Member: Don't Tell Me I Hate Teachers

A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.

March 19, 2014

Teach For America Looks to Strengthen, Grow Rural School Leaders Academy

Teach For America's Rural School Leaders Academy plans to continue and improve its Rural School Leaders Academy, a new effort to help teachers transition into leadership roles.

March 04, 2014

Teach For America to Pilot Yearlong Teacher Training, Retention Efforts

Teach For America will pilot an extended teacher-preparation experience, and efforts to retain more of its corps members.

December 18, 2013

Teach For America: We Support the Common Core

TFA goes on record to support the common-core standards.

December 13, 2013

Teach For America To Recruit Undocumented College Graduates

The organization will expand its recruitment pool to include candidates who have received temporary relief from deportation and authorization to work.

November 04, 2013

TFA and Congressional Hypocrisy

The requirement of teachers being "highly qualified" under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been rendered meaningless by the latest action of Congress. They inserted a "loophole" for Teach For America that basically makes everyone highly qualified when they are not.

October 21, 2013

'Rebirth: New Orleans' Examines Post-Katrina School Experiment

A documentary by PBS "NewsHour" correspondent John Merrow looks at "the greatest experiment in the history of American education," the remaking of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina.

October 09, 2013

Paul Horton: Students and Educators Suffer PTSD in the Chicago School Wars: The Road to Gatopia IV

more and more teachers are being identified with PTSD symptoms due to the "perception of an increasingly hostile work environment."

October 07, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Not to Contract With Teach For America

Local districts who contract with Teach For America have a obligation to do due diligence, negotiate the best deal, and avoid duplication of funding from state and federal governments. Local districts need to examine these ten reasons not to contract with Teach For America.

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