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October 08, 2019

Here's What Teach For America Alumni Believe About Charters, Vouchers, and Societal Inequities

Teach For America participants are more likely to attribute differences in student outcomes to societal inequities and less likely to support vouchers and charter schools than applicants to the program who didn't make the final cut, a new study finds.

November 11, 2016

After the Election, DACA Teachers Wonder About Their Future in the Classroom

For nearly 150 Teach for America teachers who have temporary resident status through DACA, the election's outcome signals an unknown future.

June 23, 2016

Three TFA Teachers Resign After Leak of Offensive Messages About Students

Teachers have resigned after being caught sending insulting and expletive-ridden messages about their students, sparking criticism of Teach for America itself.

April 28, 2015

Amid Teacher Shortages, Calif. Districts Look for Ways to Fill the Gaps

The Great Recession forced California, like many other states, to lay off thousands of teachers. Now some big districts in the state are facing teacher shortages, and are weighing how to fill the gaps.

August 27, 2014

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

August 20, 2014

Executed Photojournalist Was Teach For America Alumnus

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.

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.

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