Most people think of Teach for America as an organization that recruits young college graduates to teach in distressed urban and rural schools.
As the organization has matured, however, it is preparing a cadre of leaders to enter political office and take the reins of power. But power for what?
In this article, TFA is shown to be leading the movement for high-stakes testing and privatization.
Clearly, there are TFA alums who don’t share this agenda. I know some.
But the question remains, why are so many TFA graduates gung-ho for policies that are anti-union, anti-professional, and friendly to privatization? And why are they so supportive of high-stakes testing, which is ultimately harmful to children and to the quality of education?