Friday, August 17, 2012

Has Teach for America betrayed its mission? Top headlines

Trainee math teacher Mia Shaw from the Teach for America program teaches a class at George Washington Carver Middle School in Los Angeles on July 18. This fall Teach for America will send a record 10,000 teachers into classrooms from New York to California. The nonprofit boasts $300 million in assets and collects tens of millions a year in public funds, even at a time of steep cuts to education budgets.Teach for America will send thousands of recruits into the nation's classrooms this fall. But critics contend that policies it fosters might hurt the very schools it once set out to save.

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