Category Archives: students_speak

Spurred on by USAS, college students across country speak up against TFA

United Students Against Sweatshops kicked off its second annual Teach for America Truth Tour at numerous colleges, urging the removal of “the organization from our campuses unless they make some important reforms.”  The effort at Harvard received notable national attention … Continue reading

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“TFA Truth Tour” Exposing Dark Side of Corporate Education Reform

The United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) has launched a “TFA Truth Tour” to expose the dark side of corporate education reform.  “The tour will visit 15 campuses to expose the truth about TFA: not only does it fail to prepare … Continue reading

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#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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More college students speaking out against TFA

TFA has become perhaps the biggest recruiter on campus at many colleges across the country.  This isn’t surprising given the job market these days and the enormous money TFA spends marketing itself on college campuses.   But more and more college … 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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Middlebury students urge classmates to Reconsider TFA

A group of students a Middlebury College is urging their follow students to reconsider joining TFA and instead find other ways of getting involved in education.  They note that “TFA is “deprofessionalizing” the teaching profession” and that rather than challenging … Continue reading

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Support Students Resisting Teach for America

Students United for Public Education (SUPE) is kicking off its first on-the-ground national campaign:  Students Resisting Teach for America.  “For years, college campuses across the country have been the core recruiting ground for Teach for America (TFA). For many soon-to-be … Continue reading

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