school where it over looked the fact they spend quite a bit more money than
public schools do and over a forth of their initial class had disappeared. I
wrote them a letter pointing those things out and ended saying; I can hardly
wait for your annual Teach for America puff piece. It turns out I had to wait
interesting facts provided by area TFA director Crystal Roundtree. That’s kind
of like going to the wolf for tips on hen house security, though Mrs. Roundrtee
makes about six figures more than the wolf.
for that piece? No mention of how only 82% finish their commitments (the
districts stats) none from the first couple classes remain and how they contribute
to constant turnover in our neediest schools?
You are doing a lot more harm than good when you print these undeserved puff
Now ask me how I really feel.
I should have mentioned how more and more districts
are rejecting them preferring to staff their classrooms with experienced
teachers but I didn’t think about it at the time and apparently the Times Union thinks about little when it comes to education.