For the last few days on our Facebook and Twitter feed we’ve been seeing a lot of buzz surrounding the Cleveland Plan, specifically the suggestion that Teach for America is aggressively replacing experienced teachers with fast-tracked, less experienced ones.
As parents new on the horizon of the state of public education, we wanted to know just “what is wrong with Teach for America?” The short answer is that it’s yet another program great in theory but damaging in implementation.
Replacing seasoned teachers with less experienced ones is, once again, promoting the idea that education is failing and teachers are the problem. PARENTS, WAKE UP! TEACHERS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM.
Corporate Education Reform is the problem.
Parents getting educated, standing up, and using their voices are the answer.