Tuesday Talk: What are your thoughts on TFA?
Recently the Minnesota Board of Teaching granted licensure waivers to 15 Teach for America members but warned the organization that using the waiver process was not a permanent solution to placing their folks in classrooms.
Teach for America places top graduates from the country’s best colleges in the nation’s toughest classrooms to teach for at least two years. While it’s important to get our nation’s brightest college graduates into teaching, many argue this particular method is not the most productive way to get good teachers into struggling classrooms. TFA training is minimal compared to the traditional licensure method and few TFA members stay in the classroom past what’s required.
Today Minnesota 2020 is happy to host an online discussion featuring former TFA alum and MN2020 Fellow Michael Diedrich and Steve Fletcher, MN2020’s director of grassroots strategy.
What are your thoughts on TFA?
Thanks for a great panel discussion this morning. We invite you to continue the conversation throughout the day; Michael and Steve will check back in as time allows.
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