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Is This What We Should Be Talking About When We Talk About Teach For America?

Liz Dwyer

One of the recent hot button accusations against TFA is that its corps members are taking the jobs of traditional classroom teachers. But as education blogger Edusyster notes, TFA "has largely abandoned plans to expand into urban districts in any significant way. Instead, TFA increasingly serves as the designated labor force for urban charters." And so since "charter expansion is the real driver of public school closures and teacher layoffs," TFA has no incentive to make public education work.

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