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Jan 29 2011

What TFA should do with the $100 million

Before I get into this, let me just remind everyone that I do love Teach For America.  I love my dad, too, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t wish he’d drink less.  TFA has a lot of great qualities, which is why they have won the hearts of many very rich people who have…

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Jan 25 2011

Quit rate for ‘misplaced’ CMs?

I got a lot of feedback from the ‘Calling All Quitters’ post from a few weeks ago.  I had figured that many of the people who quit would have written about the inadequate training model, strengthening my thesis that it’s really time to call for an improvement. Many of the people who responded, however, spoke…

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The ‘Cosmo’ magazine for middle aged women is called ‘More.’  My mother-in-law just gave me her copy of the December 2010 issue since it had this lengthy article about Wendy Kopp. My opinion about Wendy has fluctuated throughout the years.  She’s only a year older than me, so when I first saw her in 1991…

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Jan 11 2011

A great blog entry (and it’s not by me!)

I just wanted to pass on a great blog entry by fellow TFA alum Roxanna Elden (author of what should be required reading for every TFA CM ‘See Me After Class,’ if only TFA would put it on their recommended reading list — which they won’t since they fear that CMs won’t be able to…

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Jan 06 2011

TFA ‘follies’ skit from long ago

The year was 1993. TFA was having it’s fourth institute in Los Angeles, and for the first (and last) time, they flew the entire graduating 1991 corps back to the institute to have a graduation ceremony. Having as much of an ego back then as I do now, I wrote, directed, and starred in this…

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