Teach for America & Education Reform

Teach For America

Read here to the Wall Street Journal article about Teach for America. Education Minnesota successfully fought keeping TFA out of our schools in the last legislative session, along with blocking tenure reform and alternative licensure.

“A few months ago, Teach for America (TFA) received an applicant pool that Morgan Stanley recruiters would drool over. Their 46,000 applicants included 12% of all Ivy League seniors, 7% of the graduating class of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and 6% from U.C. Berkeley. A quarter of all black seniors at Ivy League schools and a fifth of Latinos applied to be teachers in the 2010 corps. It is, I’m told by some recent grads, one of the coolest things you can do after college.”

“The results are clear. A 2008 Urban Institute study found that “On average, high school students taught by TFA corps members performed significantly better on state-required end-of-course exams, especially in math and science, than peers taught by far more experienced instructors.”

In our court system, a guardian is appointed to represent the interests of children.  Who represents the interests of children in our education system?

Who we elect to the Minnesota Legislature this Fall will mean the difference between real meaningful education reform, or the continued protection of the status quo.

Demand that legislative and school board candidates make it clear where they stand on education reform.


1 Comment

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One response to “Teach for America & Education Reform

  1. Jambo

    I think TFA is great and we need individuals from prestine Universities of College: If I could make Ivy League or prestine – TFA would be something first in mind: I beileve it is a feeling of great satisfaction volunteering and yet TFA looks like it provides its services with those of great success. I think TFA should only profide that but i’m sure the process ov moving in such vanguarding ways, it can be quite spendy! I’m not for sure how it benifits a Minnesota district and City and yet benifit those that are members within TFA!

    – Jambo

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