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To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue

Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer.

Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. 5,011 more words

High-stakes Testing

First Day of School Eve

I’ve been anticipating tomorrow for weeks now; I’ve had that sour porridge of dread and exhilaration churning in my gut since July ended. At 7:30 tomorrow morning, kids will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria, their backpacks smudging the waxed tile floors. 1,028 more words


TFA Announces More Than 1,000 New Black Teachers

Elisa Villanueva Beard, Co-CEO of Teach For America and Dr. Julianne Malveaux joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to discuss TFA (Teach For America) announcing more than 1000 new African American teachers have joined their organization. 77 more words

News One Exclusives

TFA ~ Ep. 1 Part 2

Part 1 here. It’s done! Yes!

Poseidon’s temple was definitely something to look at, despite being covered in graffiti. It was a huge blue-stoned temple with the outside decorated in a beach theme- sea shells covered just about every inch, even all up to the top of the columns. 988 more words

marshmallows & fractions

This morning’s latest installment in the Horrors of My Apartments series sees me sitting at my kitchen table listening to the dripdripdrip of my ceiling leaking in the living room.   259 more words


throw back thursday - Grow Appalachia

I’m already two days deep into teaching high school math, but that tale awaits another post.  Right now I just want to record our trip to Grow Appalachia that happened during training a few weeks ago!   15 more words


India stands up for Food security at WTO

India’s decision to not sign the Trade facilitation Agreement (TFA) at Geneva has drawn flak from the U.S. and other developed countries. The assertion by India is focused on attaining food security for the country; while those blaming India are the countries which themselves provide much larger subsidies to their farmers. 550 more words