Wendy Kopp stated in a recent interview that the average TFA corps member remains in the classroom for eight years.
This caused quite a blowback because most independent surveys say that about 85% of TFA are gone at the end of three years.
Gary Rubinstein was a member of the first corps of TFA who decided to become a career teacher. He teaches mathematics at the elite Stuyvesant High School, a public school in New York City.
Gary says that Wendy’s claim does not pass the giggle test.
TFA would do itself a world of good by adhering to a policy of humility, honesty, and transparency.
Even in this article about Grand Rapids, Michigan, a representative of TFA claims that TFA has been incredibly successful in Detroit, but there is no evidence that this is true.
Remember: Humility, honesty, transparency. Values to live by.