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Detroit's Teach For America Recruits Stuck In Middle Of Broader Battle

Detroit's Teach For America Recruits Stuck In Middle Of Broader Battle:

Detroit's Teach For America Recruits Stuck In Middle Of Broader Battle

Teach For America Detroit

Posted: 11/16/11 10:32 PM ET


When Brenda Belcher, principal of the new Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, interviewed Mo Torres this past summer for a position teaching Spanish, he seemed like a good fit.

"It was a match," Belcher recalled in a phone interview on a recent busy Friday. "I just felt it."

What Belcher found out only later is that Torres is no ordinary teacher. He's a corps member with Teach for America, a nationwide alternate certification program that has drawn 200 young teachers with mostly no experience and little training to Detroit over the past year and a half as part of the organization's second shot at success in the Motor City.

TFA Detroit members teach both in traditional public schools and in charter schools. They are the

The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance #EDreform

NEA - The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance:

The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance


When corporations avoid paying taxes, public education gets shortchanged.

NEA Research has created a series of charts that reflect the cost – in lost federal dollars for education – of corporate tax avoidance based on Citizens for Tax Justice’s analysis. The charts cover:

  • How much federal aid each state would have received for education from 2008-2010
  • Education jobs that would have been supported
  • Amount for all other grants to state and local governments

See The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance for more information.

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#OWS calls for nonviolent solidarity on November 17th | OccupyWallSt.org:

#OWS calls for nonviolent solidarity on November 17th

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