A teacher in Chicago asked this simple question in an article on Huffington Post.

He noted that TFA was created to fill “chronic teacher shortages,” and he quotes Wendy Kopp saying so.

He asks why Chicago is hiring TFA when 2,000 certified teachers have been laid off and remain jobless.

He notes that some of the teachers who were laid off are nationally board certified.

Why are these experienced teachers being replaced by young college graduates with only five weeks of training?

This is a good question.

Is there a good answer?