Monthly Archives: February 2012

TFA Teachers: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

David Greene is a former teacher of 38 years and now works as a teacher trainer at Fordham University Graduate School of Education where he has worked exclusively with 20 TFA CMs in the Bronx for the last four years. … Continue reading

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Hyper-accountability, Burnout and Blame: A TFA Corps Member Speaks Out

Jameson Brewer is a traditionally trained educator and also a current TFA corps member.  In the article, Hyper-accountability, Burnout and Blame: A TFA Corps Member Speaks Out, he describes how TFA training leads to a warped view of teacher responsibility … Continue reading

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Rocket Scientist explains why he didn’t choose TFA

Nalin A. Ratnayake was a research engineer for the Aerodynamics and Propulsion Branch at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.  “Unable to ignore a stronger calling within” himself to attend “to the front lines of a social inequity that has been … Continue reading

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