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Walton Family Foundation Gifts Teach for America $49.5 Million | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- The Walton Family Foundation announced a $49.5 million grant Wednesday to help double the size of Teach for America's national teaching co...

Let Me Tell You About Teach for America

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I'm trying to be sincere when I question TFA. I just can't see its long-term benefits to education and the teaching profession. Even as a short-term stopgap measure in high-needs areas, I think it's doing more harm to teaching than good.

Seattle's Education Reform Hypocrisy

Sue Peters | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
Sue Peters

On May 11, the University of Washington's College of Education announced it would sponsor Teach for America at its teaching college, providing the missing component to the deal that TFA, Inc.

Five Bold Ideas For TFA's Next 20 Years

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

Here are five completely unsolicited ideas for TFA's next 20 years, on the occasion of its first, written while on the Bolt Bus from New York City to Washington, D.C. for the weekend celebration.

When Schools Get in the Way of Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Sawyers

Wendy Kopp sat down Tuesday night with writer Malcolm Gladwell at the New York Public Library, to talk about education as a way to overcome poverty.

Overhyping Teach For America, Undercutting Millions of Students

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm concerned that Teach for America is being propped up by many as a cure-all for America's education woes, when it is nothing of the kind.