EduShyster has some fun with the crazy idea that Teach for America is a charity in need of your holiday gifts, your nickels and dimes and quarters..

She notes that TFA has an annual budget of $300 million plus; it also has a score of high-paid executives, and many hundreds of millions in assets.

Let’s just say that this is not exactly like the Red Cross or the Salvation Army.

Yet some of our nation’s biggest, richest corporations ask you to buy their products with the promise that they will make a donation to TFA, which is rolling in dough.

What a great marketing plan!

Now if only they would require their recruits to have a year of professional preparation and stay in their jobs for 4-5 years, they would be worthy of all those gifts from Subaru, FedEx, J. Crew, etc.