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Old 07-27-2013, 07:46 AM
Status: "RURAL, the new code for WHITE" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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For thos who see Teach For America (TFA) as a god-send to underserved schools and the anti-union solution...

An open letter to TFA recruits

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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I can't read it...message says "page not found".
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:48 AM
Status: "RURAL, the new code for WHITE" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Link is Fixed
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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Thanks..I've not got much to say..it makes no sense to me..what makes these "teachers" any better than the rest..didn't they all go to college to become teachers?..If the walton foundation (walmart) supports it I know it can't be good...Where I live it all went down hill in education (for a lot of children) when the gov decided they'd mandate teaching kids with "whole language" rather than the tried and true "phonics" (much to the horror of many excellent teachers, and the detriment of many young pupils)...so now our youngest struggle to memorize whole words, rather than learning to sound them out...Aren't all teachers teaching for america?..What makes TFA think their organization makes them any different?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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We had several in our school last year. They were duds. Honestly, they couldn't even keep their students quiet in the hall. Their classrooms were disasters. I wouldn't want my child in a class where a TFA was the teacher.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:57 PM
Status: "RURAL, the new code for WHITE" (set 3 days ago)
 
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Find out how Teach For America really trains their recruits---

Little attention was paid to the fact that I received recognition from my peers for providing multiple lenses to critically analyze all we were being taught and for standing up against the entrenched racism of Teach for America staff who on one occasion even went so far as attempting to convince me my students were going to be murderers.


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Why TFA Kicked Me Out
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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Now that there is no longer a teacher shortage, indeed there is a teacher glut, TFA needs to be shut down.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:53 PM
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While tens-of-thousands of certified teachers are leaving or being forced out of education Teach for America is growing at record numbers.


It hadn’t. In 2009, the Seattle school district was hardly in the grip of a teacher shortage: 13,800 teachers had applied for just 352 full- and part-time positions. But the schools were facing a $25 million deficit, and TFA was asking for a $4,000 annual fee per recruit (area philanthropists would later cover it; on average, schools contracting with the organization pay $5,000 a year for headhunting and support costs). So the district’s decision to pursue a contract with TFA quickly became controversial. In board meetings that were sometimes standing room only, dozens of community members—including parents, teachers and high school students—signed up in record numbers to testify against the district’s contract with the organization, urging the administration to hire more experienced local teachers. Several people even brought homemade signs with slogans like No TFA Needed!

Teachers are LOSING, TFA is WINNING
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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Now that there is no longer a teacher shortage, indeed there is a teacher glut, TFA needs to be shut down.
This.

I think TFA started out as a noble intention. Now, it's like spots are being earmarked for them when regular teachers go hungry.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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This.

I think TFA started out as a noble intention. Now, it's like spots are being earmarked for them when regular teachers go hungry.
Agreed.

My friend's daughter attended a prestigious college. The ______Teacher Fellowship sent her to a special school for juvenile offenders. After her six weeks of summer training, she lasted 3 months before quitting. They were making her take graduate classes at night and she was lucky that they did not make her pay them back for her one semester.
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