Thursday, October 24, 2013
Kathleen Shanahan says Teach for America is better than anything Florida has to offer.
The soon to be departed state board of education member was on the redefined Ed blog today and I asked her the following question: … thoughts about Scott appointing a TFA alumni with a very brief connection to Florida to the board of ed? In short was she the best and most qualified that Florida had to offer. Thank You
To which she replied: On my board replacement, I think a TFA teacher will be a great voice of practicum and understanding on the SBOE. I look forward to assisting any way I can in her transition and am sure she will do a great job on the SBOE.
So there you have it a TFA teacher will be a great voice, not that she was ever even a TFA teacher in Florida. Professional teachers from Florida, not so much after all what would they know anyways right? By the way what could this woman possibly add to the board? She has been in Florida for about five years, never taught a day in a Florida classroom and had had even quit her job as a TFA supervisor to open a consulting company before being put on the board.
It is beyond the pale that these people, Shanahan, Scott, Bush, Chartrand etc . tout Florida as such a success but then have nothing but open distain for our teachers. It really is amazing.