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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
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
Cross Posted at MNProgressive Project            Only in the world of modern education reform are folks ...
by AlecMN
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
"Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear someone say that 'eliminating poverty in America is the civil rights issue of our day'? Since poverty is the single most reliable predictor of poor performance ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
I was just reading all the big-name stars who are getting on board for the parent trigger, and I am really stunned by some of the names. Do they know what it means to lightly turn a school over to ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 91 comments on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 01:53 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
Before you read on, I have to warn you. This piece is not a critique of Teach for America . It's merely a question. The two-year program that places recent college graduates into teaching ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 10:35 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Progressive Libertarian Democrat Larry Tunner comments on the state of health care in America below the squiggle.
by Kuntawpwnsyou
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 01:40 PM PST with 0 Recommends
...and why you should too. First of all I am not talking about the highly profitable non-profit known as “Teach for America” or TFA, an organization which sends “corps members�
by DeweyCounts
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 08:02 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Glad to see this happen. There has been too much of teachers' union leaders standing with reformers in ways that harm the public school teachers who trust their union. From Huffington Post today:
by floridagal
Comment Count 148 comments on Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM PST with 214 Recommends
I find myself asking that question right now as the result of reading an op ed in today's USA Today . It has the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM PST with 32 Recommends
A program that started out with much promise has changed course along the way. Now they are replacing experienced tenured teachers instead of going to schools where they are needed. It costs ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 05:51 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I find myself reading his blog at the TFA blog site frequently. He has been recognizing that Teach for America has changed. It was a group that was meant to work in difficult schools where there ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 12:41 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The other day, I was thinking about CPAC and all the "conservative" talking points and platform bullets they put out. You know the kind--full of fluff, but absolutely no specifics on how they are ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 09:54 AM PST with 3 Recommends