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  • Bill Ayers, School Union Officials Escalate Attacks on Teach for America

    01/11/2013 12:34:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Teach for America has been a breath of fresh air for public schools around the nation. The group recruits top college graduates to spend several years teaching is some of our nation’s worst schools. Most of these graduates did not plan to become professional educators, but they want to make a difference in troubled communities. They are focused on helping underprivileged children learn, and they have little interest in compensation issues or union political schemes. That, of course, does not sit well with teachers union officials. They think Teach for America instructors are invading their turf and taking job security...
  • Impending Obama-NEA Chill?

    01/05/2011 10:50:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A new move by the Obama Administration may actually move education reform further than No Child Left Behind ever did. “Civil rights advocates are blasting new federal legislation that allows states to classify teaching interns as ‘highly qualified teachers’ and regularly assign them to schools with mostly poor, minority students,” The Washington Examiner reported on January 5, 2011. “The amendment to the federal No Child Left Behind Act was signed Dec. 22 by President Obama as part of an unrelated spending bill.” “The measure nullifies an earlier decision by the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals that California illegally...
  • In crime-pocked Memphis, the good guys -- and women -- get ready

    11/19/2006 6:33:28 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 74 replies · 2,703+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/19/06 | Don Wade
    They are not of one race, one gender, or one generation. They are of one mind. It's time. It's time if they live in a gated community in East Memphis or a poor neighborhood in South Memphis. It's time if they're postal workers or preachers, and it's time if they're retirees or entrepreneurs. It's time if they've had guns pointed in their faces while working in a neighbor's yard during broad daylight, or while working behind the counter of a convenience store in the middle of the night. For all of them, it's time. "I hate to say it," says...
  • How I Joined Teach for America — and Got Sued for $20 Million

    06/06/2003 7:24:02 AM PDT · by dark_lord · 76 replies · 2,561+ views
    City Journal Vol. 13, No. 1 ^ | Winter 2003 | Joshua Kaplowitz
    It was May 2000, and the guy at Al Gore’s polling firm seemed baffled. A Yale political-science major, I’d already walked away from a high-paying consulting job a few weeks earlier, and now I was walking away from a job working on a presidential campaign to do . . . what? Well, when push came to shove, I didn’t want to devote my life to helping the rich get richer or crunching numbers to see what views were most popular for the vice president to adopt. This wasn’t what my 17 years of education were for. My doctor parents had...