Category Archives: Teacher Quality

Breaking News: TFA kicked out of Houston

I just learned that the Houston Independent School District board deadlocked and TFA is out in Houston. More info as details become available. Houston ISD trustees vote against renewing the district's contract with Teach For America, which gave principals the authority to hire TFA corps members at their campuses. About 30-35 TFA members have been hired each year. Vote was

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Truth For America: Why was Legislator and TFA alum punished?

Why did this happen to @KevinKileyCA? A @TeachForAmerica alum who sits on the California Assembly Education committee? Listen to the latest episode of Truth For America podcast to find out why… See all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts about Teach For America here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube

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UC Berkeley Chancellor says Kopp Monologue is Free Speech

Wendy Kopp, who infamously created Teach For America to temporarily place teachers in classrooms in her Princeton undergraduate thesis, has been invited to give the 2019 graduation address at UC Berkeley. I recieved the following note protesting the invitation from Jane Nylund to Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor. As a public school advocate, and a product of California public schools

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Teach For America may lose model in California!

This week the California Assembly Education Committee heard AB 221. Here is the original text of the bill. AB 221 SECTION 1. Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read: Article  14. Teach for America 32440. (a) Commencing with the 2020–21 school year, no

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New Truth For America podcast episode: Should TFA be banned in Low-Income schools?

Episode 19 of the Truth For America podcast was LIVE at a California state capitol research forum entitled: Should TFA be banned? The conversation features Dr. Kerry Kretchmar (Carroll University), Dr. Barb Veltri (North Arizona University), Dr. Lori Rhodes (Sonoma State), and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). Considering California Assembly Bill 221 (2019), which would ban TFA in low-income schools,

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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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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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