5 weeks preparation for Teach For America teachers ill serves the recent college graduates who want to help AND the kids in need of experienced teachers at our most challenged schools. What's difficult is that kids at high-need schools often require more stability, yet TFA often has the problem of creating "churn" as people complete their service then leave the profession. What's more, a federal court finds that alternate route teachers are not "highly qualified" under NCLB; the 2002 ruling by the DOE was unlawful.
Bad News for TFA
Federal Court reaffirms ruling that alternate route teachers are not “highly qualified” and that it is wrong to concentrate them in districts with high-needs students. Diane Home › Ne…