Monthly Archives: April 2013

Advice for Prospective TFA Recruits (and other new teachers)

Veteran education reporter John Merrow recently wrote a post sharing his advice to those joining TFA (and their close relatives).   His tells us that the most important thing is to establish a relationship with the veteran teachers at your school.  … Continue reading

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California wants better training for English Language Learner teachers; TFA says No

As reported by Anthony Cody, California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing is considering changes to strengthen training requirements for teachers of English Language Learner students.  Such students are taught be a disproportionate number of less experienced and intern teachers.  This would … Continue reading

Posted in educator_speaks, legislation, tfa_speaks

Larry Ferlazzo’s “The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America”

Educator Larry Ferlazzo has one of the best education resource sites on the web.  His site is where I found some of the most informative research on TFA, which I’ve included on my site (with Larry’s permission).  The Best Posts & … Continue reading

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