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When Bernie Sanders Stood Up to Teach for America; Rachel Cohen & Diane Ravitch

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ohen tells the story of TFA’s battle to ensure that its uncertified recruits were considered “highly qualified” teachers, an oxymoron; Cohen tells the story of TFA’s battle to ensure that its uncertified recruits were considered “highly qualified” teachers, an oxymoron -- study determined that more than 800,000 of the nation’s neediest students had teachers who were still in training, not certified, certainly not “highly qualified. This is an excellent analysis of how TFA flexed its muscles and power to defend its self-interest, undermine the plain language of the law, and inflict unqualified teachers on children who actually needed—but didn’t get—highly qualified teachers. TFA recognized that few if any members of Congress pay close attention to education; thus, most rely on junior staff to inform them, which gives extraordinary power to the TFA 'plants.'

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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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