On The Record

May 12, 2016

In recent years, we’ve opened up applications to college juniors and started piloting engagement and development opportunities for these admitted underclassmen, including the Education for Justice (E4J) pilot. Over the last two years, the E4J pilot has provided a small cohort of around 125...

May 12, 2016

In response to significant demand from our school partners throughout the region, Teach For America–Bay Area expects to recruit, train, and support up to 180 new first-year teachers for the 2016-17 school year. These new educators will fill vacant teaching positions in high-poverty schools...

April 19, 2016

An opinion column in the New York Post by Naomi Schaefer Riley looks at our recent decline in applications and hypothesizes it’s tied to the politically connected work our alumni choose to engage in beyond the classroom.

March 21, 2016

Teach For America recently set out a new strategic direction focused on three objectives: strengthening our community, pivoting our programmatic model, and rallying the next generation of leaders to join this effort. To reach these objectives,...

February 20, 2016

The news service Alternet recently circulated a post by Drew Franklin that contains numerous inaccuracies. For starters, it misstates the size of our corps: It is 8,600 corps members, not 11,000. These 8,600 teachers join more than 42,000 alumni in a commitment to children and...

February 10, 2016

A post by academics and alumni Beth Sondel and Jameson Brewer looks at our school district partnerships from a few years ago with the aim of telling a story of preferential treatment for TFA. This narrative leaves out essential context on the function of our professional service agreements, the...

January 7, 2016

In a guest post on the Answer Sheet, teacher and administrator Marion Brady laid out his view of public education today, including a brief mention of TFA that misrepresents our work and our beliefs. We provide the facts below.

First, we’re staunch advocates of the public school system....

January 5, 2016

A news release commenting on the appointment of Teach For America alum Jaime Guzman (New Jersey '97) to the Chicago Board of Education—reposted on Diane Ravitch's blog and originally issued by the Chicago Teachers Union—contains unsupported assertions about TFA. This is especially surprising...

January 4, 2016

Commenting on a recent Rapid City Journal article about Teach For America's work to recruit more tribal...

December 22, 2015

Recently, Daniel Katz, who teaches education at Seton Hall University, published a piece for the Huffington Post encouraging his students “Not to Teach For America.”

We have deep respect for the work of everyone who works to prepare educators for...

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