Teach for America began with a worthy goal: to supply bright, idealistic college graduates to serve in poor children in urban and rural districts.

But then it evolved into something with grand ambitions: to groom the leaders who would one day control American education.

This article describes the little-known political arm of TFA. TFA alums have begun the long march through the institutions, and the organization’s political goals are clear.

James Cersonsky, the article’s author, foresees “a massive proliferation” of Michelle Rhees, and wonders whether the political arm of TFA might actually be “the Trojan horse of the privatization of public education.”