Now you might be saying only 600 grand comes from the district but even that means we are spending, sans training and first and second year teachers get a lot more training than veterans, the same amount on these novices which create an ever revolving door of and exacerbate the teacher retention problem what we spend on a 7th year veteran.
What would happen if we spent that five million dollars to attract veterans or top grads? Why don't teachers get the same loan forgiveness?
It's because the powers that be behind Teach for America dislike labor and want to reduce the teaching profession and every time the Times Union does an article about them and leaves out all the extra expenses then they have joined the wrong side on the war against teachers.
To read the TU piece, click the link: http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-10-20/story/study-teach-america-teachers-par-regularly-trained-educators