Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders

Hartman, Andrew
http://jacobinmag.com/winter-2012/teach-for-america/

Publisher:  Jacobin, USA
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13928

Teach for America, suitably representative of the liberal education reform more generally, underwrites, intentionally or not, the conservative assumptions of the education reform movement: that teacher’s unions serve as barriers to quality education; that testing is the best way to assess quality education; that educating poor children is best done by institutionalizing them; that meritocracy is an end-in-itself; that social class is an unimportant variable in education reform; that education policy is best made by evading politics proper; and that faith in public school teachers is misplaced.

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