"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Ultimate Washington Kopp-Out: "Highly-Qualified" Teacher = Corporate Missionary with 15 Hours Experience

Wendy Kopp and her gang of creepy recruiters for TFA have established themselves as the main missionary source for expanding control of segregated urban schools to benefit the international corporate socialist movement of Capitalists Without Borders.  

With the blessing of the Obama Administration, Tom Harkin was able to slip a provision through last week that entirely nullifies the concept of "highly qualified" teacher:
With a $100 million endowment and annual revenues approaching $300 million, TFA is flush with cash and ambition. Its clout on Capitol Hill was demonstrated last week when a bipartisan group of lawmakers made time during the frenzied budget negotiations to secure the nonprofit its top legislative priority — the renewal of a controversial provision defining teachers still in training, including TFA recruits, as “highly qualified” to take charge of classrooms. 
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/teach-for-america-rises-as-political-powerhouse-98586.html#ixzz2iNwdNNRV

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