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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.

Hear from TFA alums and teachers… binge listen to the entire Truth For America podcast series on YouTube here or iTunes here.

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4 Comments on BREAKING: TFA out in San Francisco

  1. Add another City… Let’s keep adding!


  2. cowgirlbythebeach // May 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm // Reply

    Hot damn and hallelujah! Let’s hope other school BOEs follow suit in severing ties with this corporation.


  3. Woo Hoo!! Teach for A Little While* is now invited to roll itself up and take a swan dive into File 13.
    *Dear Corporate Reformer: Next time, ask committed educators on the ground how to help.


  4. It is about time!!!


3 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. BREAKING: San Francisco Drops TFA for Next Year | Diane Ravitch's blog
  2. San Fran Gov’t Schools Stop Teach America in Classroom—They Don’t Pay Bribes to Work - California Political Review
  3. Sinking TFA?: Demise in San Francisco – Cloaking Inequity

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