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Don't Teach for America? Critics Claim Teachers are 'Hyped up Heroes'

A vocal group of critics is taking aim at an organization that is broadly respected, Teach for America. The program places new teachers into schools that need them, but critics charge that TFA teachers are not prepared for the classroom. Recently, a Twitter campaign — #ResistTFA — grabbed headlines as the next year’s prospective teachers finalized their applications. How is TFA responding to the criticism? Fusion’s Bradley Blackburn reports.

Credit: Bradley Blackburn & Joanna Suarez

Don't Teach for America? Critics Claim Teachers are 'Hyped up Heroes'

A vocal group of critics is taking aim at an organization that is broadly respected, Teach for America. The program places new teachers into schools that need them, but critics charge that TFA teachers are not prepared for the classroom. Recently, a Twitter campaign — #ResistTFA — grabbed headlines as the next year’s prospective teachers finalized their applications. How is TFA responding to the criticism? Fusion’s Bradley Blackburn reports.

Credit: Bradley Blackburn & Joanna Suarez

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