Monday, February 22, 2016
Isaaiah Rumlin president of the NAACP comes out against Teach for America
At today’s press conference I asked Mr. Rumlin about how the district puts Teach for America teachers in our lowest performing schools.
Just a reminder, TFA takes non education majors, puts them through a five week teacher boot camp and then places them in our neediest schools where about a fifth leave before the first year is over and most leave after two.
Mr. Rumlin seemed well familiar with TFA and said that, we don’t need them in our schools, most leave after two or three years.
Mr. Rumlin’s assessment of the districts use of TFA is correct, we are condemning our most vulnerable children to an ever revolving door of barely trained and novice teachers who quickly leave.
And some people wonder why the NAACP is frustrated with Superintendent Vitti’s leadership.
To read more about the press conference, click the link: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2016-02-22/story/naacp-defends-comments-about-improving-grades-discounts-vitti-claim