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Is Teach For America as diverse as they say?

Is Teach For America as diverse as their current national marketing says? This question and more is discussed in this new Truth For America podcast.

Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer.

They are joined in Episode 6 by Dr. Terrenda White and Jesse Hagopian, both TFA alums of color. Their conversation includes a discussion about diversity, racism in TFA, and the (in)adequacy of TFA’s summer training and pedagogical approaches.

Truth For America is sponsored by the Network for Public Education Action.

You can check out new episodes hot off the press and much much more by following my YouTube channel. You can also listen and download the Truth For America program from iTunes while you are on the road here.

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (713 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

2 Comments on Is Teach For America as diverse as they say?

  1. It’s past time to look at how teacher-factories like TFA tend to skim their “brightest and best” right off the top of the dominant culture job-seeker pile.


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