BREAKING: TFA out in San Francisco
Someone put this in CA BATs from United Educators of SF:
SFUSD Suspends Teach For America for the 16/17 School Year
This week we learned that the SFUSD Board of Education has pulled support for the Teach for America (TFA) program for the 16/17 school year. While we celebrate and respect TFA teachers who commit themselves to our schools, the reality is that the program has a retention rate of just 17%. With the teachers often placed in high needs schools, TFA essentially institutionalizes turnover in these schools, robbing our school communities of the stability and continuity that we desperately need.
We commend the Board for their decision and look forward to working with them to build more successful and sustainable programs to bring new teachers into the district, including the nationally recognized Teacher Residency program and the expanding para-to-teacher program.
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