Tag Archives: TFA and academic achievement

TFA and Relay Occupy Early Childhood Education

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 the

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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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Should Teach For America be kicked out? #NPE17CA

Is Teach For America’s approach to teaching, curriculum, and education policy so egregious that they should be kicked out of communities and districts? We discussed this and more with a Teach For America alum, a former Teach For America trainer and a current classroom educator in episode 15 of the Truth For America podcast. Truth For America is a podcast

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Truth For America Ep. 2: Houston Principal Speaks #TFA25

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 every

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The Teat: Teach For America— Expensive & Convincing Inequity

As I wrote in the New York Times, Teach for America is a temp agency. There is no way around it— despite inspiring conversations you have with their employees, their glossy brochures, and feel good stories you see in print and on television. It doesnt matter if you look at TFA in California, Texas, etc. TFA is a temp agency.

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