Category Archives: Teacher Quality

TFA Alum: “[fill-in-the-blank] for America” Organizations Would NEVER be Accepted Outside of Education

Teach For America (TFA) has struggled in the last few years with falling recruitment numbers – namely due to the growing tide of critique that no longer accepts it’s corporate spin and dangerous pedagogical ideology.  But that hasn’t prevented a new cadre of supporters attempting to laud the organization.  The relationship between TFA and the teacher education community is decidedly

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Charters & Special Education — Truth For America about Teach For America

Is Teach For America’s culture and standardized teaching approaches inconsistent with the needs of Special Education students? 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. They are joined in episode 14

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$$$ and Agendas — Truth For America about Teach For America

Where does TFA’s $$$ come from? 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. They are joined in episode 13 by Reverend Kyle Boyer, a Philadelphia teacher and former TFA corps member.

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SOS! LIVE from DC: Being mean to nice TFA?

“How can you be mean to a nice Teach For America corps member?” This and more in episode 11 of the Truth For America. The podcast was recorded LIVE at the 2016 Save our Schools March and Conference held at the Lincoln Memorial and Howard University. Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice

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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.

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.@DianeRavitch et al. talk Teach For America LIVE

Diane Ravitch, a parent, and Teach For Alums discuss LIVE on Truth For America whether a cyber war is being waged against TFA critiques, how communities can influence conversations about TFA, the role of TFA in the privatization of education movement, and the (in)adequacy of TFA’s summer training and pedagogical approaches. Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America

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Is Teach For America as diverse as they say?

Is Teach For America as diverse as their current national marketing says? This question and more is discussed in this new Truth For America podcast. 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.

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