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Category Archives: Teach for America

What we never mention

    We speak of poverty which is devastating, it brings hunger, homelessness, ill health and an inability to focus in the classroom, but we have not spoken about the … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

The grifters of corporate ed reform: KIPP charter schools with the aid of the DOE

KIPP is a taxpayer-subsidized school franchise that pays no taxes on its revenue and provides a tax-deductible vehicle for uber-wealthy families to promote the school “choice” agenda. KIPP charter schools … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

From the Black Agenda Report: BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible, Teach for America

  Originally posted on the Black Agenda Report: TFA/BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible Packnett’s problem however, and Teach For America’s too, is that their mission … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Colonizing the Black Natives: Charter Schools and Teach for America

This piece was originally published on March 14, 2014 on Cloaking Inequity. Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students Each day, I could have up … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 5 Comments

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), Teach for America’s worst nightmare

This is an amazing group. From their website: United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard

From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

A professor’s encounter with Teach for America

This was originally posted on the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss. A professor’s encounter with two Teach For America recruiters By Mitchell Robinson One of my students was contacted by … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Is Teach for America, Inc. morphing into Leadership for Educational Equity? Is there an image problem here or are they just playing a shell game?

  Or are they doubling the money? A job posting in the idealist: Job posted by: Leadership For Educational Equity  Senior Director, Supporter Relations About Leadership for Educational Equity Leadership … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another one bites the dust: Durham is dropping Teach for America

Recently I posted Listen up Seattle: Teach for America was kicked out of Pittsburgh. Now it looks like the domino effect is beginning to happen. Seattle needs to be next. From … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Pre-School for All” in Seattle, student information sharing, Jump Start, Teach for America and more

  I have written two posts on Universal pre-K which in Seattle is now termed “Preschool for All”; Race to the Tots: Universal (for profit) Pre-K, DFER and the suits and Universal … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Resistance to Teach for America, Inc. Continues

From Popular Resistance: Students Tour To Kick Teach For America Off Campuses United Students Against Sweatshops, a national college student organizing group, wants Teach for America off college campuses. In … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 4 Comments
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