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Toto, I Have A Feeling We’re Not In The State That Paid TFA A Finder’s Fee Of $90K Per Recruit Anymore

A few days ago I wrote about how Texas pays TFA $5.5 million for 400 recruits, or about $15,000 per recruit.  Yesterday I wrote about how Ohio paid $2 million to TFA for 100 recruits, or about $20,000 per recruit.  … Continue reading

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What’s Round On The End And “High” In The Middle? Ohio’s $20K Finder’s Fee For Each TFA Corps Member.

Yesterday I reported that Texas pays TFA $5.5 million a year for 400 new recruits.  I speculated that TFA probably has similar arrangements in other states.  Today I learned that the latest Ohio House Bill 166 budget allocates $2 million … Continue reading

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The New, But Not Necessarily Improved, Tennessee ASD

Of all the failed experiments conducted on families and children by the modern education reformers, perhaps the biggest failure is Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD). Started in 2011 by TFAer and YES Prep Charter chain founder Chris Barbic, hired by … Continue reading

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Texas Pays TFA $5.5 Million A Year For 400 Recruits

The title of this post says it all.  I’ve learned that for the past 2 years Texas taxpayers have been subsidizing TFA about $6 million a year and that for the next two years, through 2021, they are scheduled to … Continue reading

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Revealing Podcast About Success Academy — Part VII

The seventh, and final, part of Startup’s podcast series about Success Academy (available here) is titled ‘High School.’ The podcast describes the chaos in their first high school which eventually led to a student revolt.  Students were sick of the … Continue reading

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Revealing Podcast About Success Academy — Part VI

Part 6 of Startup’s seven part podcast about Success Academy (available here) is titled ‘Fights.’ The first of the fights that it tells about is the fight for space to grow that Eva Moskowitz has had with Mayor de Blasio.  … Continue reading

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Revealing Podcast About Success Academy — Part V

Star Wars fans know that Episode 5 — The Empire Strikes Back, was the best of the Star Wars saga.  And of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, the most famous is surely his fifth.  Likewise, of the seven episodes of Startup’s podcast … Continue reading

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