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.
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July 19, 2013
July 02, 2013
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
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
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
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 satirical newspaper The Onion went after Teach for America today, with predictably comic results.
June 19, 2012
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 schoolsthe 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
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
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...
April 25, 2012
Could a teacher's bad habit compromise his classroom management? Emily Yoffe of Slate's Ask Prudence thinks soand she has a nose for these sorts of things ...