Jose Vilson8 months ago
Though TFA is the most prominent of the programs, we need to look at any and all alternative certification programs with a more critical lens, especially since so many of them vary in ultimate mission. The mission is, for all intents and purposes, to assure that all students have expert / experienced teachers in front of them, ones that aren't just learning how to teach for those first couple of years. TFA has a large role to play in why the modal years of experience for K-12 teachers is down to 1, and must be held accountable henceforth. Having such a high turnover is not sustainable, and perpetuates inequity with other districts whose teachers stay and whose parents expect an expert teacher in front of their child. Thank you for this, Camika.