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Finally, a semi-balanced TFA article in semi-main-stream press! A miracle of miracles!

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 … Continue reading

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Summary of the SOS Conference in WA DC

Hi all, I recently spoke on a panel about TFA at the Save Our Schools Conferencea nd March in Washington DC. Specifically, our panel was focused on TFA teacher training and how the program needs to change/improve…although most of us on the … Continue reading

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Response to George F. Will’s TFA article

Read this appalling TFA-praise article written a few months ago by George F. Will and published in the Washington Post. It reads like it was something written by Wendy Kopp and pulled straight from TFA’s website: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/25/AR2011022505002.html. Anyway, here is … Continue reading

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TFA coming to Seattle :-(

Arg, it’s so sad and frustrating that TFA looks like it is forcing its way into Seattle-area schools (I’m from Seattle and my mother has been a teacher around there for a long time – hence my particular interest). The … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools March and Conference

Exciting news! I’m likely going to be speaking on a panel at this education conference/march in Washington DC this summer! Jonathan Kozol and Diane Ravitch (among others) will be speaking at the event. Should be an interesting and exciting experience! … Continue reading

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Teach For America Horror Stories

I’m going to start compiling a list of links to Teach For America horror stories online to have on this post – a mini-database of sorts – also, please feel free to share your own TFA horror story by commenting on this post! … Continue reading

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Why on earth can’t I get the Detroit Free Press to publish anything related to my TFA experience here?…

Well, now I have my answer. Wendy Kopp (CEO of TFA) is coming to Detroit to lead a book discussion about her new book on saving education (nevermind that she’s never even attempted to be an educator of any kind, … Continue reading

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