TFA Tries to Squash Its Critics via Less Than One Degree of Separation
Wonder why this goose is here?
One of the challenges in writing about corporate education reform concerns the complex web of involvement among corporate reformers, which is often evident in their sitting on each others’ nonprofit boards.
Makes it hard to know where one market-worshiping so-called education nonprofit ends and another begins.
One corporate ed reform nonprofit that notoriously spawns nonprofits and overlaps with others is Teach for America (TFA). In fact, many start their corporate ed, “this here’s my nonprofit” careers after serving as TFA temp teachers.
The “just add water” manner in which TFA tosses recruits into classrooms is drawing increasing criticism as the years pass. So is the manner in which TFA has tried to shut down its critics. Just Google the term “Teach for America criticism,” and you will not want for reading material. Here are some examples:
Washington Post: “Teach for America’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Green Teachers or Failing Schools. It’s That It Can’t Take Criticism.”