EduShyster: The Insidious Mission of TFA: LINK Added!

TFA is becoming big business, providing teachers in urban districts laying off massive numbers of experienced teachers while advocating for policies that result in layoffs nationwide.

The future of test driven charters can be clearly and frighteningly seen in the Rocketship charter academy picture included on Edusyhster’s blog.

I guess its never to soon to prepare the drones for mind-numbing cubicle work.

Diane Ravitch's blog

In an unusual turn, EduShyster writes a serious article about the increasingly insidious role played by Teach for America today.

The organization began with the laudable goal of supplying teachers to schools where there were chronic shortages.

However, it has become a mainstay of the privatization movement, staffing charters that open as public schools close.

She warns:

“By fueling charter expansion, TFA is undermining public schools

“You wouldn’t know it from the heat of the debate but Teach for America has largely abandoned plans to expand into urban districts in any significant way. Instead, TFA increasingly serves as the designated labor force for urban charters. In Chicago, for example, where charter expansion is the real driver of public school closures and teacher layoffs, TFA has functioned as a placement agency for the fast-growing and politically connected UNO charter chain since 2010. In Philadelphia, where 23 schools were closed this spring…

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