Sarah Darer Littman writes regularly about education for Connecticut media.
She recently took her daughter on a tour to select a college where she could get a strong bachelor’s degree and prepare for a career in teaching. Yes, there are still idealistic young people who see teaching as their vocation, their calling.
Imagine her surprise when one young college guide said he planned to try TFA before embarking on his real career.
This got Sarah thinking about why Governor Malloy is so eager to deploy these ill-trained young people for the districts where students have the highest needs. Shouldn’t these students get experienced, highly qualified expert teachers?