Sinking TFA?: Demise in San Francisco

In the post BREAKING: TFA out in San Francisco I first discussed the decision by the School Board of the San Francisco Unified School District decision to break their relationship with Teach For America. Episode 10 of the Truth For America podcast features an EXCLUSIVE conversation with Lita Blanc, President of United Educators of San Francisco, about the demise of TFA in San Francisco.

The podcast includes discussions about the recent decision by SFUSD to stop their association with Teach For America. We discuss teacher shortages, alternatives to Teach For America in San Francisco, the role of Teach For America in education reform and much more.

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.

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

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  • An excellent substitute acronym, and one we are all desperately in need of hearing: TRUTH FOR AMERICA.


    • Lita ushered in the New Teacher Project which is the exact same thing as Teach For America, and the exact same parent company, just with a different name. I’m disappointed Julian didn’t call her out for that.


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