Feb 20, 2011 at 19:19:40
“Arcade Fire winning is art finally being celebrated. I don't understand how anyone is angry over this win - they were #1 on almost every major best-of music list for 2010. Above Eminem, Kanye and anyone else (that's what #1 means).”
“Not so fast, buddy. Do your research first next time. Nearly two-thirds of TFA teachers stay in education, thus making it a career, which is a higher retention rate than first and second year teachers coming out of education schools. I'm really get frustrated with people who criticize TFA without ever having looked into this stuff themselves.
Secondly, TFA has a support network that is much stronger than the network most schools provide for their teachers. The professional development is thorough and useful, and the culture of sharing amongst corps members and alumni pretty much eliminates any necessity to purchase materials. TFA corps members work in low-income schools so they need to be resourceful. Buying pre-made lesson plans is pretty much the opposite of resourceful if you ask me.