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Feb 22 2011

TFA’s Greatest Contribution?

“It may well be that Teach For America’s greatest contribution to education will not be the kids who are helped or the talented young men and women who develop a connection with and affection for public education, but its relentless self-examination — a process that quite simply puts the rest of teacher education to shame. If Teach For America can work hard to figure out why some of its trainees become better teachers than others, why can’t regular schools of education?” John Merrow
I was reading an article in the Huffington Post about Teach for America and really related to John Merrow’s final statement.  There is so much criticism about Teach for America, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that it’s an organization that constantly challenges itself to do better. Is in the end-all, be-all solution for fixing what ails the American education…

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Feb 16 2011

Realizing One Day

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. This weekend was Teach for America’s 20th Anniversary Summit. As I came into work this morning, I tried to summarize the conference and share my  reactions and post-summit feelings. I think a lot of me is still processing the…

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Feb 10 2011

Dispelling the Myths

This weekend I will be off to D.C for the TFA 20th Anniversary Summit. I’m pretty pumped about it. I’m attending a session by Malcolm Gladwell who is one of my favorite non-fiction writers. I also got an email from the New Orleans DST (District Strategy Team) prepping us for some networking opportunities with the…

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18% of Harvard seniors applied to the 2010 corps and last year, TFA was the top employer for college seniors at Yale, Dartmouth, Duke and Georgetown. With 46,000 people applying for last year’s corps and 4,500 getting offers to join, it’s no doubt that the application process is extremely selective. So what’s an eager applicant…

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Took the Science Content Praxis this morning. It was pretty rough. Luckily I had to take physics almost every semester of college, so that part wasn’t too bad, but the Praxis also tested on Biology, Chemistry and Life & Earth Science.  I haven’t had to fill out a scantron in almost two years! But now…

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