Monthly Archives: February 2019

TFA Celebrates New Research That Suggests That Corps Members Are Ineffective Teachers

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Over the years there have been various studies comparing the ‘effectiveness’ of TFA teachers to non-TFA teachers.  Though these studies are based on the results from standardized tests that may or may not be appropriate for this purpose, the results of these papers are still interesting to look at. Many of these studies…

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NPR Morning Edition: Importance of Teacher Training

NPR’s Morning Edition aired story today about California’s AB 221 bill that would ban Teach For America in low-income schools. For more visit the post You are Invited!: Should Teach For America (TFA) be banned in California Schools? For all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts on Teach For America click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want

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Advocates Continue Push to Lessen Importance of Standardized Tests in Texas

A new piece posted yesterday on the NPR website entitled Advocates Continue Push to Lessen Importance of Standardized Tests in Texas. Morgan Kilgo reports, The debate over the proper role of standard tests in evaluating student performance has been going strong in Texas, and around the nation, during the past decade. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) wants the debate to

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Looking forward to World Congress in Thailand

Learned this week that I was selected as a delegate for the 2019 Education International 8th World Congress that will take place July 19-26, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. I will represent my scholarly research at forums, workgroups, and caucuses and focus on how educators “play a critical role in ensuring improvement in the status and image of the teaching profession.” I

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Updated 3/8/2019: Should Teach For America (TFA) be banned in California Schools?

The California State University Sacramento Doctorate in Educational Leadership will be holding a forum entitled “Should Teach For America (TFA) be banned in California Schools?” It will take place in Sacramento, California on Wednesday, March 13 at 4 pm in the California State capitol room 126. TFA is invited too: Hey @TeachForAmerica @VillanuevaBeard @TFASactown! Haven't heard from you, but I

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