Saturday, March 8, 2014

America's Top Colleges and Teach for America

i wonder what future historians will say about the nation's top colleges- especially the Ivies,- enthusiastically welcoming a program that systematically undermines the teaching profession and provides replacement labor for cities trying to weaken, if not destroy teachers unions and fire veteran union teachers. That organization is Teach for America and those schools are its major recruiting ground. My friend and former student Craig Wilder wrote a brilliant book, "Ebony and Ivory" exposing the profound complicity of those schools with slavery and the slave trade. I wonder who will write the book, perhaps a hundred years from now, exposing their complicity with the de-professionalization of teaching and the attack on America's trade union movement.