Here’s a link to a semi-balanced, fairly decently written, sort of well-researched article about Teach For America (focused on TFA Detroit no less!):http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/teach-for-america-detroit_n_1095367.html.
Of course, I still have a few gripes about the article. One complaint I have in particular is about the absurd TFA Detroit Corps members 93% retention rate claim that I assume TFA fed the reporter. Really? I can personally name enough ex-TFA Detroit Corps members that I know of who have dropped out or otherwise not completed their TFA committment that the 93% number has to be outrightly false or otherwise ‘juked’ (not to mention a good chunk of the TFA Detroit staff had turnover from last year as well).
Nonetheless, overall I still felt the article was surprisingly well written (compared to the general garbage TFA puff pieces that litter mainstream media) and brought up some thoughtful criticisms of TFA – however minimally it explored the broader issues. I wish the reporter had interviewed me! I would have provided some good insight :-). Good job Huff-Po!