Because programs like tfa implicitly reveal the problem with the main core of U.S. teacher preparation.
Other studies suggest that tfa teachers perform better than new teachers from traditional training programs.
Both present alt cert in general—and tfa in particular—as a problem, as a project that urgently needs fixing.
Many alt cert programs are much less reflective than tfa when it comes to improving their recruitment and training programs.
But it seems to me that these articles miss an opportunity to put these programs—tfa in particular—in the proper context.
Despite a long relationship between tfa and the New York City schools, he did not, she says.
That is, tfa is neither a lever for dramatically improving or ruining U.S. public education.
tfa—and some other alt cert programs—are already performing about as well as our main teacher preparation pipeline.