Teach for America

dagseoul:

A government scam that allows public schools to justify firing experienced teachers to replace them with cheap, inexperienced teachers-in-training. Or, a money-saving program at the expense of rural and poor students.

And now TFA participants are being encouraged to use TFA as a resume builder for exclusive MBA and Law schools, as well as a boost for a possible lucrative future in corporate and political America. So much for finding dedicated teachers.

File under: how privileged students profit from public education’s failures.

(Source: dagwolf, via paxamericana)