Resistance to TFA using New Media
· Gary Rubinstein’s blog: http://garyrubinstein.teachforus.org/
Gary Rubenstein is a Houston 1991 ex Teach for America. He’s written two books and has been blogging and logging his critiques of Teach for America on the Teach for Us website since 2007.
· Julian Heilig’s blog: http://cloakinginequity.com/
Julian Heilig is an award winning researcher and teacher whose blog covers many topics including charter schools and Teach for America.
· Diane Ravitch: http://dianeravitch.net/category/teach-for-america-tfa/ Dian Ravitch is a historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University. On her website she archives and discusses important news concerning Teach for America.
· Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/
Valerie Strauss is an education writer who blogs on The Answer Sheet on the Washington Post.
· Andrew Hartman at Jacobin: http://jacobinmag.com/2011/12/teach-for-america/ Andrew Hartman teaches history at Illinois State University. He is the author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School and published an article for Jacobin magazine entitled “Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders,” that went semi-viral.
· Katie Osgood at National Education Policy Center: http://nepc.colorado.edu/blog/open-letter-new-teach-america-recruits Katie Osgood is a special education teacher in Chicago currently working at a psychiatric hospital. She also taught special education in the Chicago Public Schools. This is a link to her recently published article pushing TFA recruits to quit citing the way TFA exacerbates inequalities.
· Jersey Jazzman: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2013/06/tfa-new-gentrifiers.html An article discussing the ways Teach for America corps members are gentrifying communities in several communities they claim to be helping.
· Deborah Meier is an education activist and writer. Her blog discussing education can be found here: http://deborahmeier.com/
· Anthony Cody is an educator, writer, public speaker. He worked in Oakland schools for 24 years and blogs about issues in education. His blog can be found here: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/
· TFA corps members testimonials:
· Documentary Film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inconvenient_Truth_Behind_Waiting_for_Superman The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman is a film produced by the Grassroots Education Movement (http://gemnyc.org/) countering David Guggenheim’s film Waiting for Superman which posits that standardized tests, charter schools, destroying teacher’s unions and free market competition will lead to a great education system in the United States. Through personal testimonies and real life experiences of those involved, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman demonstrates the ways in which these reforms are hurting education.
· Education Radio: http://education-radio.blogspot.com/2012/04/sham-of-teach-for-america-part-on.html According to their website, Education Radio features “interviews, testimony and analysis on issues facing public education in the U.S. through voices of teachers, parents, students, community members, education activists and education scholars.” Education Radio did a two part piece examining the ways in which Teach for America uses the language of social justice to push a neo-liberal agenda in education.
· A coalition of educators, researchers, parents, activists and elected officials issued what signees are calling an “Education Declaration” that lists seven key principles on which genuine school reform should be guided for the 21st century and starts from the premise that public education is “a public good.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/11/a-new-education-declaration-for-genuine-school-reform/
· EduShyster; Keeping an eye on the corporate education agenda: http://edushyster.com/ As its title suggests, EduShyster is a website devoted to reporting on the corporate education agenda.
· Lance Hill