Teach for America faces scrutiny from Texas lawmakers By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
Texas lawmakers have ordered a study of Teach for America to help determine if the Peace Corps-like program, which recruits top college graduates to work in needy schools, is worth the state’s $8 million investment.
The evaluation, due to the Legislature by Jan. 31, could serve as a key discussion piece as lawmakers debate how to slash the state’s budget, with a shortfall estimated to top $20 billion
Ask Red Clay what bang for the buck its getting for $300,000.00 over and above paying Teacher for America teachers salaries and benefits?
Hey Texas, a n”investment” is something one receives an return on and with TFA many don’t return after two years. TFA is nothing more than a teacher training program where the graduates move on to their real lives not in education. Its nothing more than a hold-over job until the private sector starts to rehire. If these so-called good volunteers are truly volunteers why the do they receive a bonus check from the federal government aka AmeriCorp?