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The non-profit organization that sends freshly minted college grads with just five weeks of training into low-income schools where they are expected to teach for a minimum of two years is undergoing ...
by kpascual
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 03:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I'd only heard of Teach for America, but didn't know anything about them. But as soon as I heard the WV legislature was writing a bill just for them, I knew it had to be bad.
by hillbillyfairy
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 11:11 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Waste Virginia. Open for Business.
by hillbillyfairy
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 08:59 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Bipartisan charter school legislation introduced in the House will allow states to "receive grants to develop and expand high-quality charter schools under a new bipartisan bill recently introduced ...
by annie em
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 10:43 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Raw jobs numbers are often reported as though they tell most of the story, but the quality of the jobs is more important than the quantity. Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
by danps
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 04:22 AM PST with 26 Recommends
In B. Traven’s 1927 novel, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , part of the plot involved outlaws pretending to be police in order to murder the American gold prospectors for whatever loot they ...
by jerrywaxman
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:05 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Begun as part of the Americorps program, TFA has evolved into a handmaiden for monied interests. Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
by danps
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 05:45 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Tomorrow, Al-Jazeera America will broadcast a show about Teach for America at 7:30 Eastern, 6:30 Central. TFA does offer a good route for non-traditional teachers to become certified. Unfortunately, ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 07:40 PM PST with 36 Recommends
A Teach for America alum explains why she won't write her current students recommendations ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Historically, it's been hard to get much sympathy for the plight of NCAA athletes. People tended to think first and foremost of the athletes who would be going on to high pay and celebrity, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
A very happy Labor Day to all. This day is about recognizing the daily, unglamorous hard work and sacrifice made by millions of ordinary Americans, on behalf of each other, and posterity. We tend ...
by daveinchi
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 01:49 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Is paid sick leave killing Seattle? Celebrating the one-year anniversary(ish) of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
JC Penney, which has been a Progressive Hero for its support of LGBT Equality, has lost its way. They have decided to side with Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan, and the corporate privatizers of Public ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 81 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
That's the gist of this interview in the Washington Post yesterday. Actually, the headline is "The World's Most Famous Teacher BLASTS School Reform" (my emphasis). The teacher in question is Rafe ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 09:36 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Republicans and the business lobby are still in full hissy fit mode against President Obama's National Labor Relations Board nominees. One of their key claims, hilarious-if-it-wasn't-so-harmful, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Those who have been paying attention know that some years ago Teach for America ceased being an organization providing bright students from good colleges to fill in at schools where there were a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:28 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
My home state of South Carolina is a poster child of disfunction, a self-loathing mutt of myopic bible-thumping, state-rights' libertarianism mated with historical and systemic poverty born out of ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:14 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Summer Institute, the teacher training boot camp that according to Teach for America (TFA) advocates amazingly produces effective teachers in only five weeks, will soon begin for over 5,000 corps ...
by annie em
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:59 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
How about if we apply the Teach for America model to other professions? 1. Heal for America — The healthcare system in America is crumbling, and what we really need to solve it are quality ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
There will be a protest at 6:00 PM on February 19th in front of Town Hall where Michelle Rhee will be talking about her latest fundraising effort, her ...
by annie em
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM PST with 19 Recommends