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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-31-10 11:22 AM
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12. Your Degrees
With your degrees, and your GPA, you clearly showed commitment and you should have been a top candidate. The article in the OP also mentioned they passed over education majors. If Teach for America was logical they would actively recruit education majors, because they shown some interest in teaching early. From the article and what I have heard you are probably better off that they pass you over.
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  -Teach for America: Moving smart, devoted Christians into public charter schools across the nation Karmadillo  Jan-31-10 10:47 AM   #0 
  - Hilter could only wish  Turbineguy   Jan-31-10 10:50 AM   #1 
  - lol brainwashing kids one class at a time nt  msongs   Jan-31-10 10:52 AM   #2 
  - Problem schools  malletgirl02   Jan-31-10 10:56 AM   #3 
  - Buying Their Own Supplies  onpatrol98   Jan-31-10 12:35 PM   #21 
  - They are very selective in their recruitment,  MadHound   Jan-31-10 10:57 AM   #4 
  - They may be judging you by what college (liberal) you went to and  jwirr   Jan-31-10 11:09 AM   #6 
  - I'm actually going to a historically conservative school  MadHound   Jan-31-10 11:17 AM   #10 
  - broad brush much?  mzteris   Jan-31-10 01:27 PM   #26 
     - Not broad enough - I know a whole lot of 'charter' public school teachers too, and they hate TFA  Swamp Rat   Jan-31-10 02:15 PM   #30 
     - um - he was dissing the teachers -  mzteris   Jan-31-10 02:24 PM   #31 
     - Teacher shortage? Why are they laying off so many teachers around the country if  Karmadillo   Feb-01-10 12:08 AM   #40 
        - maybe I shoulda said  mzteris   Feb-01-10 01:17 PM   #43 
     - Swampy! My man!  KamaAina   Feb-01-10 02:20 PM   #49 
     - I said they are trying to dumb down the schools not that the schools are  jwirr   Jan-31-10 04:32 PM   #34 
        - oops - sorry, 'bout  mzteris   Feb-01-10 01:15 PM   #42 
           - Do they still have the pell program that funds teachers and then  jwirr   Feb-01-10 11:54 PM   #52 
  - Your Degrees  malletgirl02   Jan-31-10 11:22 AM   #12 
  - Yeah, I probably am better off,  MadHound   Jan-31-10 12:19 PM   #17 
  - Selective for what?  lolly   Jan-31-10 12:33 PM   #20 
  - Perhaps it's your education degrees?  caraher   Jan-31-10 12:32 PM   #19 
  - Which is what I find desicable about the organization  MadHound   Jan-31-10 12:37 PM   #22 
     - You gotta know pedagogy and you gotta know classroom management  tonysam   Jan-31-10 04:44 PM   #37 
  - some things they are looking for:  mzteris   Jan-31-10 01:25 PM   #25 
  - wow. you got THAT headline  mzteris   Jan-31-10 11:06 AM   #5 
  - Thanks. I updated to show the source of the headline. It is  Karmadillo   Jan-31-10 11:18 AM   #11 
  - I think they only have a 2 year committment to teaching...enough to get rid of experienced  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 11:10 AM   #7 
  - Teaching Committment  malletgirl02   Jan-31-10 11:16 AM   #9 
  - Teaching is a brutally tough profession if you want to be good at it. This Beckett quote  Karmadillo   Jan-31-10 11:24 AM   #13 
     - There will be no more people devoting their lives to teaching.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 11:27 AM   #15 
     - What's the turnover rate of "new teachers"  mzteris   Feb-01-10 01:33 PM   #46 
  - Attacks on multiple fronts,  LWolf   Jan-31-10 11:12 AM   #8 
  - They are powerful attacks. Not to fix public schools, but to destroy them.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 11:25 AM   #14 
     - Yes. I found this just a few minutes ago on DU,  LWolf   Jan-31-10 11:33 AM   #16 
        - I saw that. Surprised that would fly here, but it is getting quite common.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 12:21 PM   #18 
           - It didn't fly for too long,  LWolf   Jan-31-10 02:29 PM   #32 
  - Read more about TFA and its goals....dedicated teachers not necessary.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 12:39 PM   #23 
  - A must read from Daily Kos in May of 2009...about the real TFA  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 12:43 PM   #24 
  - There's a serious question - why is TFA so popular?  caraher   Jan-31-10 01:58 PM   #27 
  - "lack of respect" says it all.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 02:10 PM   #29 
  - Teach for America is destroying the New Orleans (no longer) public school system  Swamp Rat   Jan-31-10 02:08 PM   #28 
  - Creationism??  Starry Messenger   Jan-31-10 04:37 PM   #35 
  - A Christian school in FL that teaches creationism just became a charter.  madfloridian   Jan-31-10 05:50 PM   #39 
     - Is anybody taking this to court? Then again, given the state of the judiciary,  Karmadillo   Feb-01-10 08:39 AM   #41 
        - isn't that a private school? n/t  mzteris   Feb-01-10 01:31 PM   #45 
           - Looks like one. I'm not sure of the point you're trying to make.  Karmadillo   Feb-01-10 01:51 PM   #47 
              - I dunno -  mzteris   Feb-01-10 05:59 PM   #51 
  - This "Creation law"??  mzteris   Feb-01-10 01:30 PM   #44 
     - "It specifically prohibits "religion" in the classroom" - No, it does not.  Swamp Rat   Feb-01-10 02:00 PM   #48 
        - which "charter" school would that be?  mzteris   Feb-01-10 05:57 PM   #50 
  - At my daughter's high school  Celebration   Jan-31-10 02:38 PM   #33 
  - My number one (of many) problem with TFA:  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-10 04:43 PM   #36 
  - i had a couple of ex-girlfriends who did TFA some years ago  Blue_Tires   Jan-31-10 05:32 PM   #38 

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