Matt Damon & Mother Reject Award

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Matt Damon & Mother Reject Award
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 8:48pm

http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/01/05/matt-damon-and-mother-reject-unions-award/

Matt Damon and his mother, a professor of education, turned down an award from a teachers union after reading an article that the union president co-authored with the founder of Teach for America.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:53pm
I agree. TFA doesn't give participants the necessary training to effectively deal with the vast diversity and needs of the students. It provides a stage for those that have desire but ultimately most can't succeed on the long term. The children suffer.
Sherry
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Sat, 01-07-2012 - 1:17pm

Sherry, I think we've gotten into this before.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 7:06pm

We totally agree about revision of the traditional teacher ed programs and transfer of credits.

Sherry
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:56am
Dont need to read any further. They were right if that is how they feel. Cause its exactly how I feel. TFA is not my favorite organization.