This is a shocker.

Gary Rubenstein reports that the state of Texas pays Teach for America $5.5 million a year for 400 recruits. 

This is a sweet deal for TFA but a bad deal for Texas taxpayers.

He writes:

”TFA provides the state with a report that makes it seem like they are doing a lot with this money, but considering that they recruit about 400 corps members into Texas and only 85% of them even finish their two year commitment, this is a big waste of money.  This is about $15,000 per recruit, and that doesn’t include whatever finders fees the districts themselves pay.”