Hillsborough County says No to Teach for America

When asked why they didn’t want to bring in Teach for America recruits James Goode, who oversees teacher recruitment for Hillsborough County Public Schools. “It’s just not in the best interest of our district to spend money like that in these lean times.

“Their intention is not to remain beyond two years. … Our view is longer term. … We’re looking to hire teachers who are in this for a career,” Goode said.

Duval County on the other hand despite the evidence that they spend more money to train replacements and despite the evidence that few stay beyond their commitment and despite the evidence that putting our least experienced teachers in our toughest schools is bad for our kids can’t get enough of them.

Friends we may be the worst run school district in the state.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-04-27/story/low-teach-america-retention-rate-examined-duval-embraces-program#ixzz1tEnwWNGj

One Reply to “Hillsborough County says No to Teach for America”

  1. For those of us who went into debt to pay for a quality teacher's degree, wouldn't it be lovely to have a class action suit against Teach for America as these "temps" take our jobs yet lack accountability — or, another example of moral hazard.

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