Monthly Archives: August 2013

Recent TFA Alum to Prospective Teachers: Don’t Do TFA

One of the more popular pieces on this site is my interview with TFA teacher Elsa Stanley.  She recently finished her two years and posted a concluding entry to her blog. In our interview and in her writing, she has mixed … Continue reading

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Debunking TFA’s Research Page

Astoundingly, TFA has claimed that its novice, ill-trained recruits are as effective as, or even more effective than, veteran teachers.  They even have a research page on their website that ostensibly backs this up.  Researchers Philip Kovacs and Erica Slate-Young … Continue reading

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