Considering the Larger Context in Which TFA Operates

In Wendy Kopp, TFA, and life in a bubble, veteran teacher Mr S considers the larger context in which TFA operates.   He discusses how by bringing in young, minimally trained recruits who often have little intention of staying in the teaching profession, TFA has become a tool to enable unpalatable reforms such as charter schools and test focused curriculum (and I would add oppressive classroom management techniques).  It’s not just that TFA promotes many of these same reforms, but they are increasingly pushing out veteran teachers who might resist such reforms.

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