While you were sleeping, Teach for America turned into Teach for All. It has located its program in nearly 40 countries around the world.

 

Teach for All poses the same problems in India, China, and Estonia as in the U.S.:

 

It undermines teachers’ unions, and it offers poorly trained recruits as a substitute for well-prepared teachers.

 

I received an email a few weeks ago from a teacher in India, who complained that the recruits from Teach for All were replacing unionized teachers and professionals. Why hire a certified and well-prepared teacher who hopes to make a career of teaching when you can get a low-wage member of Teach for All, who will be gone in 2-3 years, will never expect a pension, and will work 60-70 hours a week?

 

This may be the worst of all American exports.