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Is Teach For America’s training problematic?

WGBH reports that, TFA training draws in part on Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion method, featured in the recent bookBuilding a Better Teacher. Teach Like a Champion emphasizes carefully and consistently controlling students’ words, postures and reactions from moment to moment. At Ranson Middle School, I saw posters of SLANT. That’s a Teach Like a Champion acronym for Sit

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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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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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10 things you should know about TFA corps member realities

In this post, I will address the debt and the course commitments of new TFA corps members. I will reference several Teach For America corps members that I have come to know, over the last fifteen years. #1. Teach For America’s partnerships are financial boosts for Colleges of Education that offer licensure after completion of a two-year graduate program of

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Does Teach For America advocate for equity and access? Whistleblower says no, files lawsuit

Is Teach For America really about equity and access? A new federal lawsuit filed yesterday by a whistleblower says no. I do want to say that there is often inside info rolling around inside my head and this is one of the stories that I couldn’t talk about until today. Here is yesterday’s press release: Forty-one year old Lisanne Wirth was

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