Tag Archives: TFA critique

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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Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) to Evaluate Teach For America Recruiting

A primarily White organization for decades, Teach For America has recently sought recruit people of color into their 2-year “leadership program.” Notice, I didn’t say new teacher program… see Teach For America: Now With Less Teaching. As a result, academics are starting to publish on TFA’s new recruiting approach. I am excited to announce that we have a new piece that uses Critical

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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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Fold or Rethink: A Teach For America Civil War?

Is a Civil War brewing amongst the legion of highly-educated (mostly temporary) corps alumni? I have been surprised by the recent articles from former Teach For America teachers discussing a variety of critiques. Emma Lind, a Harvard grad and a former corp member, called for a “rethink” of TFA in the Harvard Crimson. Matt Barnum, the another former corps member, called for

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