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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:01 AM
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Teach for America and the charter school movement has one major purpose: destroy the teacher unions
Assault on Kansas City Teachers: Many To Be Replaced by TFA Newbies

If you haven't noticed yet, Teach for America and the charter school movement has one major purpose: destroy the teacher union movement. And they are succeeding. The fact that the UFT/AFT/NEA has had rings run around them has left America's urban teachers defenseless.

I've been trying to follow this story in Kansas City where senior teachers are being fired and to be replaced by raw Teach for America recruits.

I don't have any trouble making this prediction: check back after all unions lose collective bargaining, merit pay is in force and all the other ed deform goodies are operating - there will be not only no improvement, but severe deterioration. Then who are they going to blame? Don't worry, they will find another scapegoat, but never themselves. Of course we will lose another generation of students but why quibble?

http://ednotesonline.blogspot.com/2011/04/assault-on-ka...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:13 AM
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1. Agree -- and unions are now only 7% of the work force .. maybe less?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:29 AM
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2. recommend
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:46 AM
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3. I dont think thats the goal of the college students who join TFA
I cant say about the leaders of the program itself.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:29 PM
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4. no, they're just foot soldiers. so what? you can say the same of any conquering army.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:37 PM
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5. Exactly! n/t
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