Minnesota says “NO” to Teach for America, while Jacksonville doubles down

I believe that Teach for America despite having a business
model that educators know to be the opposite of best practices have a role to
play. They should be a supplement to our schools. Unfortunately instead of
trying to put life long educators in our classrooms the district has decided
instead to put an ever-revolving door of rookie teachers.
I think that is a bad idea and so does the governor of
Minnesota. This from the Diane Ravitch Blog: In a rare setback for Teach for America,
Governor Mark Dayton 
an appropriation
 to fund more
TFA recruits in the state. Minnesota has a small number of TFA corps members,
but the governor questioned why the state should underwrite the wealthy
organization to supply ill-trained teachers who don’t plan to stay on the job.
I have the same questions about Jacksonville?


One Reply to “Minnesota says “NO” to Teach for America, while Jacksonville doubles down”

  1. Excellent point as real business knows to place their most experienced and high quality staff in struggling departments rather than limited newbies if positive change is desired.

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