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General News    H3'ed 6/2/19

To Understand Teach for America, See Who Funds The Organization;Diane Ravitch

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Follow the money is a basic principle. . Who funds  Teach for America?  To understand an organization, see who funds it. Take Teach for America. It presents itself to the public as a noble charity. Unfortunately, it promotes the bad idea that anyone with five weeks of training can teach. That has the effect of undermining teaching as a profession.Does anyone believe that five weeks of training is adequate to become a doctor or lawyer or architect or engineer? TFA supplies the workforce for a large proportion of charter schools, 90% of which are non-union.TFA simultaneously undermines the teaching profession and teacher unionism, which assures that teachers have rights and voice in the workplace.Who would promote these goals? 


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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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