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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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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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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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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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Inside Information and Reflections from a Former TFA Instructor

I spent many years instructing new Teach For America (TFA) recruits. I was responsible for accessing TFA’s classroom practice and reviewing real-time student math test scores. Lack of Preparation What’s generally taken as fact is that Teach For America’s novices graduate in the top 10% of their highly selective institutions. But, not all corps members hail from “elite” universities. The organization’s

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