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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.

July 19, 2013

Rumblings of an Anti-TFA Movement

In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.

July 03, 2013

Teach for America Sparks Debate in Minnesota

In May, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a $1.5 million grant to Teach for America, saying that the organization has $350 million in assets and does not need the state's help.

June 06, 2013

Ed. Policy Debates: Teachers vs. Teachers?

Diane Ravitch laments Teach for America's alleged plot "to groom" future education reform leaders. Slate blogger Matt Iglesias responds that the debate is one set of teachers against another.

February 13, 2013

Teach For America CEO Transitions Into Board Role

By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk. This post originally appeared on EdWeek's Teacher Beat blog. The founder of the Teach For America program, Wendy Kopp, will step down as the organization's chief executive officer, but will remain active in the organization by assuming the role of chairwoman of i...

December 05, 2012

Teach for America Gets a J.Crew Tee

J. Crew, a most popular brand among young professionals, is now selling a t-shirt in support of the nonprofit--and controversial--teacher placement program, Teach for America.

July 17, 2012

The Onion Takes on TFA

The satirical newspaper The Onion went after Teach for America today, with predictably comic results.

June 19, 2012

TFA Grows to 10K

Teach for America announced today that, as of this fall, the group will have more than 10,000 first- and second-year corps members working in schools—the largest corps yet and a 10 percent increase over last year's total. The organization has also become the top employer for graduating seniors ...

May 15, 2012

TFA Critic Hints at Plans to 'Disrupt' Training

Gary Rubinstein, author of the blog post "Why I Did TFA, and Why You Shouldn't," which went viral after it was posted in October, buries an enticing tidbit in his recent blog post: Depending on how much free time I'll have this summer, I might be helping organize new TFA corps members to be 'disrup...

May 01, 2012

Identifying the Characteristics of Top Teachers

ASCD's EDge blog reports on the work of Teach For America's chief knowledge officer Steven Farr, who has spent a decade studying data and conducting observations in an effort to determine what distinguishes great teachers from their less effective peers. What he's found is that, in contrast to the H...

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