Category Archives: parents_speak

#ResistTFA tops charts in Twitterverse

The #ResistTFA Twitter chat hit the top of Twitter trending charts on Feb 17th.   The chat was organized by Students United for Public Education (SUPE) as part of their Students Resisting TFA campaign, but garnered strong and enthusiastic support from … Continue reading

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Resources taking a critical look at TFA

Part of the reason I started this site is because most critical content on TFA was scattered in various nooks and crannies on the web.  This site allowed me to collect links to this info in one convenient place and … Continue reading

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TFA Takes Advantage of Season of Giving

For many, the holiday season is a time of giving – to show appreciation to family and friends and to offer help to those facing hardships.  Sadly, there are some groups that try to take advantage of this generosity for … Continue reading

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TFA Parent: Don’t Let Your Child Join

While TFA applicants don’t actually need permission from their parents to join TFA, parents still care about their new college graduates lives after college and it’s revealing to hear their perspective.  Two parent reports on the experience their young adult … Continue reading

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Matt Damon and Mother Reject Union’s Award – because of TFA collaboration

Actor Matt Damon and his Mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige (who is Professor Emerita, in Education, at Lesley University) Reject NEA Union’s Award.  In her letter to NEA president Dennis Van Roekel she wrote: “I have decided that because of your collaboration with TFA, … Continue reading

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Reconsidering TFA

Reconsidering TFA was launched to provide a critical perspective on an organization that is attracting significant attention in education reform discussions.   Here you’ll find commentary from a variety of sources that offer critical views of TFA.  You’ll also be able … Continue reading

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