Monthly Archives: August 2012

Teach for America Shows the Downside of Quick Fixes to Education

TFA alum Alex Caputo-Pearl writes when TFA began it was service oriented.  But, now he warns, it has gotten too political, promoting “a dangerous “quick fix” model of school reform that is harming rather than helping urban schools.”  For TFA … Continue reading

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A Student, Future Teacher, and Educational Equity Activist’s Critique on Teach For America

Stephanie Rivera is a student at Rutgers University studying Education and English.  As she tells it, at one time “TFA was my life-long goal the second I discovered it my freshmen year in college.”  In A Student, Future Teacher, and … Continue reading

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Teachers-in-Training Should Not Be Designated ‘Highly Qualified’

In a previous post, I shared the story of how Ninth Circuit reaffirmed the ruling that trainee teachers, including TFA, are not intended as “Highly Qualified” under NCLB.  And, how congress had effectively granted a temporary waiver.  Now, Congress is looking … Continue reading

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