A friend shared this post by a  young member of Teach for America.

This young teacher wants to teach social studies, for which he or she feels adequate, but will be expected to teach math, for which he or she feels inadequate.

What comes through as you read the post is a sense of sheer terror.

The teacher-to-be knows that 11 days of training is not enough.

What is distressing is to realize that this ill-trained teacher might be sent to a district that is laying off experienced teachers to make room for inexperienced corps members of TFA.

You can’t read this without feeling terribly sorry for this youngster who has been told that she or he will change the world, but is being thrown into a tough classroom without the skills, knowledge or training to feel prepared.