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:
We have also invited Assemblymember Garcia who is the author of AB 221 and other individuals who are former TFA corps members and researchers.
TFA began as the senior project of an undergraduate Princeton University business student, Wendy Kopp. The original mission was the belief that high-achieving students from prestigious backgrounds with no training in education would provide the “best and brightest” teachers to the nation’s neediest of students, thus closing the achievement gap. AB 221 authored by Cristina Garcia (D-58th Bell Gardens) that would prohibit Teach For America (TFA) trained teachers from teaching in schools where at least 40% of students are from low-income households. This forum will include former TFA teachers, community stakeholders and others to feature research and other evidence to discuss whether TFA should be placed in low-income schools.
We hope to see you March 13!
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I am also wondering what CTA thinks about this: