Monthly Archives: September 2012

TFA implores Obama administration to hold teacher preparation programs accountable

On the Democrats For Education Reform website last week they announced a letter by “a coalition of over 30 education reform organizations” (including Teach For America) in which they asked Duncan to hold teacher preparation programs ‘accountable’ — meaning that … Continue reading

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Is Teach For America Working? Debate in The New York Times

The current ‘Room For Debate’ on The New York Times website is called ‘Is Teach For America Working?’  There were six debaters.  Two were negative, two were neutral, and two were positive. I was invited to submit to be one … Continue reading

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BUT CARING IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR KNOWING HOW TO TEACH

One of the more disturbing posts I’ve seen recently on this site is one called ‘I CARE SO MUCH’  As some of the posts I’ve referred to recently have suddenly disappeared, here is the post: “Ms. Barnett, are you about … Continue reading

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Is Bad Classroom Management Destiny?

My number one complaint about TFA for the past few years has been that the student teaching component of the institute is not long enough (12 to 18 days, one hour a day) with classes that are too small (often … Continue reading

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