“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 voiceRead more
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Might you be interested in a few reading suggestions today? I have a couple that I’d like to get on your radar. The first is Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) authored by T. Jameson Brewer and Kathleen deMarrais. The second is Sarah Matsui’s Learning from Counternarratives in Teach For America (Counterpoints). I have felt a littleRead more
Did TFA teachers feel like teaching in the corps was their Civil Rights moment? When did they change their mind? Were Teach For America special education teachers ready to teach on the first day of school? What did they do when a mysterious $7,000 bill appeared in their mailbox from a TFA partner? This and more in Episode 4 ofRead more
Have you ever found yourself trapped in the insufferable position of having to tolerate a Teach For America true believer relentlessly bombarding you with justifications for Teach For America’s placement atop the corporate org chart of educational excellence? Teach For America is a $300 million “non-profit” organization that executes a highly sophisticated integrated marketing communications strategy that includes traditional andRead more
Teach For America (TFA) is soooo magnum sexy right now. For example, one of the “charities” that was sponsored during the past weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities was TFA. TFA was placed on a pedestal with the Wounded Warrior Project, UNICEF and the American Heart Association. A colleague of mine texted during the game, “Since when did Teach For America becomeRead more