What's wonderful about Teach for America?
What's wrong with Teach for America?
What is good about Teach for America but has been overhyped?
What is bad about Teach for American but not as bad as people say?
What other profession in the whole world would allow well-intentioned volunteers to replace experienced and certified professionals? Would we allow a similar programs with Doctors? Dentists? Lawyers? Engineers? Police Officers? Fire Fighters? Would we allow it for plumbers, electricians, or carpenters?
Is this an appropriate way to address a teacher shortage? Is there a teacher shortage?
How can we reconcile the ever-growing list of requirements for getting a teaching certificate with the willingness to allow recent college graduates to teach after five weeks training?
Without Teach for America, would we be missing out on some really wonderful and gifted teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with school children? Is there some other way to allow these volunteers into the classroom?