Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid: Occupy TFA

TFA alum Gary Rubinstein has long worked to reform TFA into a force for more positive educational reform.  His criticism has gotten more severe of late and reflects an urgency to bring about needed change.  In this vein, he has … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Ruling That Trainee Teachers, including TFA, Not Intended as “Highly Qualified” Under NCLB

As numerous critics have pointed out (refer to Learning on Other People’s Kids: Becoming a Teach For America Teacher by Barbara Torre Veltri), TFA corps members are effectively still undergoing their training after they’ve started teaching.  The Ninth Circuit Court … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Discussion on TFA strengths, weaknesses, and how to improve TFA

TFA Corps Member Dan Hew and veteran teacher/teacher trainer David Greene are featured on BronxTalk talk show, in a thoughtful discussion on TFA’s strenths, weaknesses, and how to improve TFA.  Both stress the critical need for more training and especially … Continue reading

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