The TFA director in Chicago said that corps members would not take the jobs of teachers who were laid off. He said the positions were being eliminated and would not be offered to TFA. TFA members were also affected by the layoffs, he said.

However, in late June, “Chicago Public Schools agreed to support up to 325 new teachers and 245 second-year teachers for a cost of nearly $1.6 million — more than double what the district paid the organization last year.”

This makes no sense. Why is CPS bringing in TFA at the same time it is sending pink slips to experienced teachers?