How bad is Teach for America and why does Vitti want to spend 600 thousands dollars to bring more to town?

From WJXT News: Duval County Public Schools has been recruiting
teachers from TFA yearly since 2008. It currently employs just over 200 TFA
members.
Just over 200! Friends the district has been bringing in TFA
since 2008, first fifty a year but that number ballooned to a hundred a year
over the last few years. That means if every teacher from last year and this
year is still serving their two-year commitment then just a handful from the
first 200 remain.
We need to be putting professional educators and people that
might develop into life long teachers into our classrooms not these hobbyists
and any justification that we could do it because it was free before has come
to an end as the district will be on the hook for at least 600 thousand dollars
(not counting professional development) a year if we keep bringing them in.  
This is a vanity play by Gary Chartrand, Vitti’s svengali who
initially bought them to town because he has an irrational hatred of teacher
unions, Jon Peyton’s paraphrased words, and has nothing to do with what’s best
for our kids.

It’s time we followed the lead of Pittsburgh, Tampa
and Minnesota and said no to Teach for America. 

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