Media: 7 Things I Learned From The LA Times' TFA Article
Here are the seven most interesting things I learned from the recent LA Times article about TFA written by Howard Blume:
6 - Government funding (presumably state, local, federal) made up another 30 percent.
5 - A whopping 94 percent of TFA recruits in LA have been hired by charter schools.
4 - TFA alumna Michelle Rhee's views about teachers unions were showcased in a TFA 20th Anniversary Summit panel in which she participated in 2011.
3 - Some alums, including LAUSD school board member Steve Zimmer, feel that they or TFA parted ways somewhere during the past 20 years.
2 - In Huntsville, Alabama, 30 of 200 job openings went to TFA recruits rather than other (traditionally trained) candidates.
1 - The best way to illustrate a story about TFA is to feature a picture of two young white guys, one of whom appears to be wearing a varsity sports jacket of some kind.
What did you learn?
Image via the LA Times. Here's the article: Teach for America criticized for apparent stance on education policy