An Incomplete List of Things That Continue To Be Lame, Despite The Best Efforts Of This Blog To Enact Meaningful Change
2) Teach For America loves teachers!* A friend of mine, an exemplary classroom teacher who has worked tirelessly to become so, tells me recently about the repeated attempts to recruit her out of the classroom and into a staff position. I've written about this before, so I won't belabor the point, but this willingness to lure teachers from teaching positions infuriates me a little more each time I hear it. This organization should understand, moreso than anyone else in the educational landscape, the critical importance of quality teachers. This organization should understand, better than anyone else, the potential of those individuals in drastically improving life outcomes for low-income, under-taught children. TFA's continued willingness (at least in the Bay Area) to harm those communities in the name of bolstering support structures and improving the performance of regional offices is, at the very least, disappointing.
3) I used to think this:
but then I read this:
and now I don't know what to think.
*Offer good for two years.