My colleague Valerie Strauss published an essay a few weeks back by Matt Barnum suggesting that the Teach For America program had outlived its usefulness. Barnum, a former TFA teacher, said the organization had done good work in the past, but now stood in the way of creating a corps of good teachers who would stay longer than two years. Warren County (N.C.) school Superintendent Ray V. Spain sent me this response to Barnum, which I thought was interesting enough to post here. We haven’t discussed TFA in a while. Comments welcome.Read full article >>
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Colorado Christian University