Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Who's Going to Honor Them?

When you praise Teach for America, as President Obama did at TFA's 25th anniversary celebration, for bringing "high quality teachers" into schools in high needs communities, it is an implicit insult to teachers already there who have made this work their lifetime commitment. I wonder how many TFA Corps members assigned to the Bronx are still there, in the same schools, after 5 years have passed?
What about all the great teachers such as Aixa Rodriguez, Alietta Gordon,Carla Cherry and Theresa Massaro who started in the Bronx and have stayed in the Bronx, sometimes under the most adverse conditions
Who is going to honor them? Who is going to recognize their contribution to the children and families of the Bronx?