How Teach For America Evolved Into An Arm Of The Charter School Movement

By Annie Waldman, -

When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did [...]

Corporatizing Education & Teach For America’s Role In Elections

By Drew Franklin, -

By Drew Franklin for AlterNet. Teach For America sounds like a benevolent and benign idea: recruit bright college grads, give them some teacher-training and place them in some of the nation’s [...]

Teach For America’s Embedded In Black Lives Matter

By Drew Franklin, -

By Drew Franklin for Orchestrated Pulse - Former Black Panther Bruce Dixon, in his blog for the Black Agenda Report, asked a provocative question last year when he wrote the headline: “‘Teach For [...]

‘Teach For America’ Workers Are Employees, Can Join Teachers Union

By Patrick Sheehan, -

By Patrick Sheehan for In These Times - A National Labor Relations Board hearing officer has ruled that Teach for America teachers should be included in the union at a Detroit charter school [...]

Confronting Teach For America

By Valerie Strauss, -

One of my students was contacted by a Teach For America recruiting representative, and asked if she was interested in getting involved with the organization. She sent me the note, and I replied [...]

Harvard Students Ask To Cut Ties With Teach For America

By Shafaq Hasan, -

A dozen Harvard University students, members of the Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), assembled outside a university building on Friday, September 26th, calling on President Drew G. Faust to [...]