Holi festival 2013. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

Schonfeld ’13 on Teach for America resistance

[Zach Schonfeld ’13]Editorial fellow Zach Schonfeld '13 analyzes the Teach for America resistance "growing from within"--from alumni and corps members.

Certainly, nearly 25 years after its founding, Teach For America's decorated alumni pool is enough to invite graduates to network their way to success. ("They have graduates who are actually in significant places of power writing legislation that is working hand-in-hand to privatize education," the teacher said.) But are freshly minted TFA alumni, carrying only two years of experience in the field, qualified for leadership in education policy? The question stirs fierce debate in the education world.

As one reader commenter remarked, "We need our best in the classrooms."

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