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==Welcome to the Organizing Resistance to Teach For America Wiki==
 
==Welcome to the Organizing Resistance to Teach For America Wiki==
 
This is a collaboration space for organizing resistance to Teach For America and its role in the privatization of education.
 
This is a collaboration space for organizing resistance to Teach For America and its role in the privatization of education.
 
 
 
Here is an initial Teach for America resistance resource list. Please add and edit to help us expand.
 
 
<p class="MsoNormal">New Media:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Gary Rubinstein’s blog: http://garyrubinstein.teachforus.org/<br />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.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Julian Heilig’s blog: http://cloakinginequity.com/<br />Julian Heilig is an award winning researcher and teacher whose blog covers many topics including charter schools and Teach for America.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/<br />Valerie Strauss is an education writer who blogs on The Answer Sheet on the Washington Post.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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 ''<span style="font-style:normal">and published an article for Jacobin magazine entitled “Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders,”  that went semi-viral.</span></p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Deborah Meier is an education activist and writer. Her blog discussing education can be found here: http://deborahmeier.com/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>TFA corps members testimonials:</p>
 
 
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<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Documentary Film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inconvenient_Truth_Behind_Waiting_for_Superman ''The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman ''<span style="font-style:normal">is a film produced by the Grassroots Education Movement (http://gemnyc.org/) countering David Guggenheim’s film </span>''Waiting for Superman''<span style="font-style: normal"> 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, </span>''The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman''<span style="font-style:normal"> demonstrates the ways in which these reforms are hurting education.</span></p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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. ''''' '''''</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span><span style="font-family:Georgia;color:#2C2C2C; background:white">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.” </span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/11/a-new-education-declaration-for-genuine-school-reform/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>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.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Lance Hill</p>
 
 
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<p class="MsoNormal">University Campuses:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Professor refuses to let TFA recruit in his classroom: http://www.laprogressive.com/teach-america/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Scholarship and Research on TFA:<br />Citation: Darling-Hammond, L., Holtzman, D. J., Gatlin, S. J., & Heilig, J. V. (2005). Does teacher preparation matter? Evidence about teacher certification, Teach for America, and teacher effectiveness. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 13(42). Retrieved [July 6, 2013] from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v13n42/.</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-07-29-teach-for-america_N.htm</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Counter-recruitment:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>University of Minnesota refusal to partner with TFA: http://notfaattheu.wordpress.com/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l4level1lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Counter Recruitment Efforts? How can we recruit college students who want to work towards social justice through education to teacher preparation programs as opposed to TFA?</p>
 
 
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<p class="MsoNormal">K-12 Teachers:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l3level1lfo5"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Direct action: http://www.upworthy.com/one-city-is-about-to-make-its-schools-so-dangerou-that-people-are-refusing-food-in-protest</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l3level1lfo5"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span><span style="font-family:Georgia;color:#2C2C2C; background:white">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.” </span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/11/a-new-education-declaration-for-genuine-school-reform/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l3level1lfo5"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Direct Action against privatization: http://saveourschoolsmarch.org/</p>
 
 
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<p class="MsoNormal">Current and Former TFA Corps Members:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>TFA corps member blog: http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>New Teachers Roundtable:</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Organizing as alumni against particular policies: http://cloakinginequity.com/2013/03/05/battle-for-california-tfa-civil-war-ells-and-teacher-quality/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>http://education-radio.blogspot.com/2012/04/sham-of-teach-for-america-part-on.html</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Camika Royal speaks about the dangers of quick fix TFA reform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltbJFWOo7IU&feature=player_embedded, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/camika-royal-phd/teach-for-america_b_1669121.html</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l5level1lfo4"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>20 year veteran teacher and TFA alumni: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/30/is-teach-for-america-working/teach-for-america-shows-the-downside-of-quick-fixes-to-education</p>
 
 
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<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2level1lfo1"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Minnesota teaching board denies deal for Teach for America: http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/211645351.html</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2level1lfo1"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>California law suit for English Language Learners: http://cloakinginequity.com/2013/03/05/battle-for-california-tfa-civil-war-ells-and-teacher-quality/</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2level1lfo1"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span><span style="font-family:Georgia;color:#2C2C2C; background:white">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.” </span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/11/a-new-education-declaration-for-genuine-school-reform/</p>
 
 
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<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0level1lfo7"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Direct Action in Philadelphia: http://news.yahoo.com/philadelphia-schools-hunger-strike-hits-8th-day-190145372.html</p>
 
 
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<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1level1lfo6"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Direct action against privatizing reforms in Philadelphia: http://www.upworthy.com/one-city-is-about-to-make-its-schools-so-dangerou-that-people-are-refusing-food-in-protest</p>
 
 
<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l6level1lfo3"><span style="font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">      </span></span>Documentary Film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inconvenient_Truth_Behind_Waiting_for_Superman</p>
 
 
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<p class="ListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1level1lfo6"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:'TimesNewRoman';">       </span></span><span style="font-family:Georgia;color:#2C2C2C; background:white">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.” </span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/06/11/a-new-education-declaration-for-genuine-school-reform/<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times"> </span></p>
 
 
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