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.    In three revealing blogs posts (here, here, and here), he describes the immense challenges for TFAmericans (as he calls them).  They get insufficient training from TFA and are often told to ignore anything that conflicts with TFA dogma; they are often dumped into environments that don’t provide sufficient supports for new teachers; and, they are burdened with TFA busywork on top of an already heavy workload which cuts into preparation and learning time.

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