Thinking on your feet.
Teach For America may have a respected, ambitious mission to reform education inequality, but the program is often criticised for its training and recruitment practices. “These people could be superstars, but most leave before they master the teaching craft,” Julian Vasquez Heilig, a University of Texas professor, tells Michael Winerip […]
[credit provider=”Youtube/NewYorkRawVideos” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCuo8GFDcg8″] Teach for America will announce its final round of acceptances for next year’s corps tomorrow.TFA, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in low-income neighborhoods, consistently makes Fortune’s list of the Top 100 Employers to work for. Last year, only 11 per cent of the nearly 50,000 […]
[credit provider=”Bobby Edenfield”] Teach For America recently ranked No. 70 on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The program, which enlists recent college grads to teach in low-income neighborhoods across the U.S., is tough work.
[credit provider=”Larry W. Smith / Getty”] From a distance, we have much to show for the $500 billion a year we spend publicly educating our children. The adult literacy rate in the US is 99%. A strong 85% complete high school. Where we fall down, is in providing an excellent […]