The new episode of the Truth For America podcast is now available. We discuss early childhood education and the entrance of Teach For America and Relay Graduate School into the classrooms of America’s youngest students. Episode 21 features two TFA corps members that were assigned to early childhood education. We discuss their perspectives on the lack of relevance of theRead more
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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,Read more
It’s National Charter School Week. Have you heard about the 2015-16 Teach For America first-year teacher who was asked by a charter school to literally construct the building too? I did ask her in a podcast if she had also been trained as a general construction contractor by TFA during her 5-weeks of training in the summer. When the new teacherRead more
This is the interview with a recent Houston high school principal that Teach For America doesn’t want you to hear. Recently Teach For America responded to a post on Diane Ravitch’s blog. Here is a summary of their points: We continue to be one of the country’s largest sources of African American and Hispanic teachers. It’s important to remember that everyRead more
Please vote!! Cloaking Inequity seeks to illuminate popular and dominant ideologies that purport to foment equality and close the achievement gap. Often well-intentioned citizens support educational policy that claim to create a more inclusive and better quality education system— unbeknownst (or beknownst) to them— these policies magnify and hide inequality by utilizing an elegant, yet false, bureaucracy of data, researchRead 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